Amazon.com Software Development Engineer/Intern Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Applied online in January 2014 and received a call to set up an interview within a week. I had two 45 mins technical interviews. I was asked to code on a shared editor to solve some simple problems. Nothing unexpected, questions were like the ones that everyone comes across in technical interviews.

Interview Questions
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied on college job site. Received an email to pick a date to have two 45 minute interviews at my college career center. First interview had a pretty common question. Second interview was more difficult, not types of question you would see in Cracking the Coding Interview. Overall, the interview was fair. Just practice writing out code on paper or a whiteboard if you have a face-to-face interview and brush up on basic algorithms! I interviewed on Thursday and received an email with offer on Monday.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    2 back to back telephonic interview of duration 45 minutes

    Interview Questions
    • Given a set of points (x,y) and an integer "n", return n number of points which are close to the origin   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase as such as the position was open to internship
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus. First guy was very unprofessional. Was laughing half the time I was answering his questions. He at one time made a snide remark directly at me, I almost just walked out the room. I first asked him if he was comfortable with the language I chose, but I had to constantly stop and explain to him the simplest syntax and functions.

    Second guy was very professional. Straight and direct, seemed very robotic.

    Very disappointed with the interview process. Do not see myself working in this type of environment.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews back to back. Really smooth process and got a response back quickly!

    Interview Questions
    • Sometimes the interviewer would not talk, but it is to let you do all the talking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews. Relatively easy questions related to data structures, algorithms, OOP concepts as mentioned in the recruiter's email. Nothing too surprisingly or out of the ordinary.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed at Campus for SDE Intern position.
    2 back to back in-person interviews.

    Basic concepts of ArrayList, LinkedList. Brief discussion on projects.
    One thing that I want to change in Amazon's website (any of them).
    Asked to code all factors of a number, check if a given word is valid in a given dictionary. If not, try jumbling and see if it can be rearranged to a valid word.

    Basic concepts of heaps, BT, BST etc.
    Asked to code k-merge algorithm for linked lists, check if BT is a BST.

    Overall pretty standard questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in January and after 2 month when Amazon hosted a career fair on our campus, got selected for back to back 90 mins interview. 45 mins with each interviewer. Questions are standard questions. If you do problems on UVA online judge, Topcoder or Hackerrank regularly, these type of interview questions should be fairly straightforward to answer.

    Also, as many other big tech companies, just solving the problem is not enough. It's also important that you make sure your thought can be understood by others. Explaining how you come up with a solution with clarity is much more important that just solving all of the problems without saying how you did it.

    There are four questions. 1 focus on math, 1 on building trees, 1 on linkedlist and 1 on string manipulation
    As always, make sure you also understand the complexity and performance of you solution.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. But I think the final offer (final salary) also depends on your performance during the interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had applied online on Feb 1st, interviewed on Feb 13th.
    Had two 45 minutes telephone interviews.

    I did not get a mail for almost 3 weeks at which point I emailed them asking for status,
    they replied a day later saying they'll get back to me soon and by the end of that day I got an acceptance mail.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were straight forward, a linked list question, a string question and an algorithm question, no surprises just standard questions. The first interviewer had me write code in C++, the second one said he did not care very much about syntax.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because it was an intern position and the compensation was good anyway.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in university career fair, a week later got an email to schedule on campus interview. Had the interview a couple weeks later, 45 minute interviews back to back with two software engineers.
    Although the email indicates you should study databases, operating systems etc., the majority of the questions are on data structures and algorithms. Lots of linked lists, hash maps, binary trees etc.
    Got acceptence email a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • There are a lot of questions that can be solved by arrays, sorting can be done in O(nlogn)... but they are looking for more than just correct answers, having an answer with a high time / space complexity won't help you.
      There was a tough question about linked lists with next and arbitrary pointers.
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, standard intern payment
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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