I have been working at Amazon full-time
Great Company to work for. Would recommend
Work Life Balance is very hard.
The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Vancouver, BC).
In one word, terrible. This was the second time I was interviewed by the same person. Last year, I applied for a program manager role in Amazon and I received my first call interview from a system analyst. I was thinking if he is a hiring manager why he is interviewing a position higher than his role ?!? If it is just a behavioural interview, why I’m getting interviewed by a system analyst?!? Any way, he showed up 17 min late and didn’t even start with greeting or introduction. He went to the questions right away; the same behavioural questions you can find every where mixed with every negative vibe. Any how, I never heard back form them after interview, till I reached out to them next week when they responded back with “ sorry, we decided not to proceed with your application”. It was clear that the interviewer was just assigned to come and do a mock interview to report one more interview with the intention of “no need to interview you” or “ we already have one for the job. We e just interview more people cause we are assigned/ paid to do that”. With the all negative experience I had last year, I applied again for another “ operations program manger” role in April. I got an email notification to book a phone interview time with the same interviewer. I initially wanted to refuse the interview based on my previous interview with this person but I decided to give it another try. This time, he showed up only 5 minutes late. He started with greeting and introducing himself but he wasn’t prepared at all. I guess it was because he was promoted from System Analyst to a “ program Manager” role this year. He would take lots of time to look for the next questions as if he had never read the questions. He would ask me to repeat myself several times for him to catch up with his notes. He was very slow overall. Once interview was done, he mentioned I should hear from their team within 48 hours. After about 3 days, I contacted them to ask about the results and I was told that they decided not to proceed. When I asked if they meant “not proceeding with my application or with the whole role”, they didn’t respond back. At the bottom of their email, they asked me to keep my application up to date so they can reach out to me for other future roles. I did myself a favor and removed my whole profile from their career portal because I don’t want to work for a disrespectful organization or individuals. I am also taking the liberty to cancel my Amazon Prime membership with them as I don’t appreciate having business with them, not because I didn’t get the job but mainly because their whole interview team doesn’t seem to be trained to respect people.