Amazon.com Engineering Intern Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Went straight to the questions. Didn't really get to know me. Two 45min interviews. I didn't like the first interviewer - who told me to not think out loud. The second guy was actually telling me to think out loud and was peasant. Overall an OK experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They contacted me via email for the phone interview. The questions asked are all text book questions. Simple. The interview was scheduled for 45 mins. but it went for 1 hour 5 mins. I was surprised that I was not selected even after answering all the questions correctly.

    Interview Questions
    • Array, Linked List, Write a code to add a node in linked list, Complexity,
      Given a binary tree, print out all of its root
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through University Portal
    2 back to back one to one Interview
    Interviews were not looking interested, they gave questions and started working on the laptop.
    Inspite of giving all correct answers I was rejected.. They might would be looking for some particular kind of coders.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basic algorithms type, you can find them in GlassDoor, LeetCode or geeksforgeeks.

      1. Traversal of tree
      2.Flood Fill Algorithm
      3. String Manupulation
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    1) 20 Minutes online coding screening
    Around 14 questions on debugging already provided codes. Evaluates your familiarity with programming and ability to understand someone's code, finding bug and fixing it.

    2) 45-60 minutes inperson/skype/collabedit interview
    Evaluate the gamut of coding and algorithmic concepts from data structure to design to recursion.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions around
      1. Version Control Software
      2. Logic and math
      3. Recursion
      4. Data Structure and Time Complexities
      5. Designing a software
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    First half an hour of the interview was about my projects and research. In the last 15 minutes or so, I was asked to code.
    Interviewer was very friendly but sounded busy. Once he was convinced that I knew what I was talking about, he was eager to finish.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    My interview was held on my university's campus. The process was basically two back-to-back 45 minute interviews. Both interviews had a behavioral portion on the first five minutes. The rest of was technical. The first interview dealt more with providing an algorithm to solve a problem, and analyzing the runtime complexity of the algorithm. The second interview was more focused on object oriented and design pattern questions. The interview was a overall a positive experience as my interviewers tried to provide a comfortable setting and the questions were not particularly out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions
    • I would like to respect the NDA so I will not disclose the interview questions. I will say that if you plan on interviewing with Amazon, know your algorithms, data structures and their complexity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    A very simple online screening, 4-5 questions that were very basic.
    Got an email to schedule the 2nd round phone interview. Was told that it would be only one interview of 45 mins. technical in nature. Topics could include algorithms, data structures, object oriented programming etc. Interviewer was calm and asked only 1 question. Gave 2 different answers and their complexities. Was asked to code one approach. Kept speaking out loud when writing code, telling him what I was thinking and doing. Reviewed my code once after I finished writing. Question was moderate difficulty. Interviewer was still calm, so couldnt infer any result of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a continuous stream of cartesian points (x,y), find the 100 closest points to the origin.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    this is about 50 minutes phone interview. Firstly, ask about the resume project, the ongoing courses. Then asked some basic data structures, like Hashmap, linkedlist, arraylist.
    Finally, asked two basic coding question.(1) find the most frequent words in a sentence. (2) implementation of a linkedlist class.

    Interview Questions
    • (1) find the most frequent words in a sentence. (2) implementation of a linkedlist class.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had a 45 min phone interview with a SDE working for the backend of Amazon cellphone page. It was a nice experience. We first talked about one project that I have listed on my resume. Then he asked me several technical questions and one algorithm design problem. At last we talked about the working environment of Amazon.

    Interview Questions
    • Give you an array of integers without duplication. Let you write a piece of code to return the pairs that their sum is 100.   View Answer
    • Advantages and disadvantages of your favorite language.   Answer Question
    • What is the difference between an int that is initialized and uninitialized?   Answer Question
    • How does a float stored in memory?   Answer Question
    • Explain what are binary tree and hash map. The complexity of insert a element into a binary tree and hash map in worst case.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Took an online coding round and then phone interview. I was asked just one question which I solved. Don't know on what basis they give offers. I was also asked few questions about my project which I answered completely. The online test seemed to be a basic test to screen candidates who can code.

    Interview Questions
    • Given 1D array,print vertical bars representing # for each array from the bottom   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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