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Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in December. Received mail within 2 days. Online assessment in next 7 days. This test includes 7 questions in 20 minutes. Questions include correcting the already given code so that all the test cases work perfectly.
    Phone interview call in 1 week. 45 minutes. 2 questions.
    1) Find the second last node of a linked list.
    2) Find Nth node from the last in a given linked list.Find it's complexity.

    One question on recent project. Waiting for response.

    No Offer
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    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Given an array of integers find the element for which the sum of left = sum of right. example -1 100 1 98 1 should return index of 1 i.e 2

    Answer: First told him about Brute Force approach and then told him if we can iterate once and get the total sum

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    Junior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was emailed back about a potential position in the company. It was two technical phone interviews. Each was had two questions the first was to implement a simple algorithm and the second pertained to a data structure like linked list or a BST.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a tree verify that it meets all of the conditions of a BST.   Answer Question
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    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    It started with HR phone screen, then a technical phone screen, and finally on-site interview. The process goes very smoothly and basically you could know the result in a short time. Very efficient and nothing to complain about.

    However, the on-site interview is also very fast-paced, which means if you don't complete the questions in time, you wouldn't get a chance to ask the interviewer any questions. Some interviewers are pretty good but some are just okay and might make you feel that he doesn't care what you're talking about ;).

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are basic. Just be careful on the corner cases.   Answer Question
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    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The interview wasn't bad. The initial interview was an online test. The coding part wasn't too bad. The multiple questions were time consuming though. The questions are small initially. Then they start getting huge and realize that should not have spent time on the smaller questions.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager/Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds of one hour phone interviews and a 6 hour onsite interview with 7 people coming in and out of a tiny conference room. Entire process about 3 months. To be honest I do not think they like personalities if women. None of my interviewers were women and only saw 2 women at the sign in desk who were Admins/ Secretaries. Not at all impressed with this company.

    Interview was stale. Everyone walked in and opened their laptops and typed away. An interview is a two way street to get to see if you want to work at a company. My recruiter was a great guy woneerful persobality as well as the head of my group. Those that have been at AmaZon longer than a year were a bit jaded. In fact one man I asked his name and function and he did not want to tell me. Strange culture.

    Interview Questions
    • All very vague questions about behavior. Only one man was a descent interviewer. All tell me a time stuff...   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The application/interview process spanned from early November to January. I submitted my application to the Amazon career booth at my University's career fair. About a week and a half later I got an e-mail from them saying that they would like to have a phone interview with me. I accepted and the following week I had a phone interview with a recruiter. The phone call was relaxed. I was asked mostly personality questions relating to management, and then I was asked a math problem. It was a long word problem with a lot of extra detail. I was only able to finish part of the problem, and the recruiter walked me through the rest of it. I had thought that because I didn't do well on the math problem that I wasn't going to be offered a second interview. When I hadn't heard from them a month later, I was positive that I wasn't going to hear from them again, but then I received an invitation for an onsite interview. I accepted and at the start of January I was flown out to one of their customer service sites and began the next steps. I was also emailed a number of documents that would help prepare me for the interview. Make sure to study these!
    For the onsite interview, everything was incredibly relaxed. They told us that the interviewers would most likely be in jeans (which they were) an so we should dress casual as well. NO SUIT AND TIE. After we landed, a few of us carpooled in a company provided rental car and met up with the other candidates and interviewers for dinner. I really enjoyed this because it gave us the chance to meet the other candidates and the interviewers in a relaxed setting. The next day was the actual interview process. There were two sets of interviews, morning and afternoon, with eight people in each group. We were told that once we arrived, we would have a site tour, we would then meet all of the interviewers, break off for a timed math problem, and then break off into separate rotating interviews. The math problem was very challenging. We were each given a piece of paper with the problem printed on it (described as a math flow problem) and were given 15 minutes to solve it individually. The problem was similar to an algebra problem in which you had to use the provided information to fill in the blanks. No one in my group was able to complete the problem in time. This was was the interviews started. We were picked up by our first interviewer, and then after 30 minutes, whisked off to the next interview. There were 4 total interviews. Two focused on leadership skills and customer service questions, one focused on reviewing the math problem/ a hypothetical situation with an employee in which you discussed how you would handle the specific situation (no right or wrong answer), and then one more fun interview in which we were asked what patent we would create, what kind of store would you open if you could start your own business, etc. They were creativity questions. After the four interviews were over we were free to go.
    I heard back from the recruiter four days later letting me know that I had not gotten the positions. The other candidates and I had all added each other on Facebook before we had left the site, and after we each got our phone call, we learned that no one who had interviewed was offered the position. The experience was overall very positive, but I am confused as to what the recruiting team was looking for in this search since they didn't seem to find what they were looking for.
    Good luck to whoever else applies for this position! Just remember to relax and be yourself. Everyone there was incredibly cool and comfortable, so don't over think it!

    Interview Questions
    • What was a risk you took and didn't succeed at? How did you handle the situation?
      What was an example of a time that you were a leader?
      What here on your resume demonstrates customer service experience?
       
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email the next day to schedule a phone interview. I scheduled one for within a week. It turned out that was a mistake. I should prepare more for the interview, since there are many things to study.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a list of numbers, find the pairs that add up to a certain sum.
      Complexity analysis and ways to improve the algorithm.
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    3 round of phone interviews. Interviewed by different people, but the questions in all 3 interviews are quite similar. Most time just asking the general questions or about my previous experiences. A few questions about statistics and data analysis.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of metrics do you want to monitor when you are taking charge of evaluate the business performance of a outbound warehouse?   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university career site and their online site in October. Didn't hear back until January, when they asked for me to complete a one hour assessment. 45 minutes for critical/math skills, and 15 minutes for personality assessment.

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    Neutral Experience
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