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Amazon.com Executive Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied on-line. The interview process took 2 months (due to holiday and folks being out of the office). I had a total of 7 interviews including a 4 hour on-site interview. During the screening process I was told that Amazon doesn't interview EA's for a specific position but for a variety of open EA positions. This made me feel that Amazon believes EA's to be interchangeable without concern to what dept/type of responsibilities the candidate may prefer.

    Interview Questions
    • When did you lead a team through the white (unknown). This seemed a question that should be asked of management, not assistants.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with SME, phone interview with manager, in-person interview with 7 individuals. As you might expect, Amazon has a lot of moving pieces and my in-person interview itinerary definitely changed over the course of the day while I was in the building. Because of this, I felt like 2 of my interviewers specifically were not prepared and struggled to come up with relevant questions. Just roll with it and be prepared to make small talk and show interest in their positions.

    Interview Questions
    • They will wants very specific examples, even for non-technical positions. Always relate your answers to Amazon's leadership principles.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Honestly, all the bad reviews here scared me off in addition to their average 1.1 year tenure. After my in-person interview, they actually changed the job to support 3 executives instead of 2. Out of the 3, I had only met one, whom I did really like, but still had major concerns about the hours and demands of reporting to 3 separate executives. Even though the money was really good, I just couldn't stomach the thought of having no life outside of Amazon and was worried I might not mesh well with the other two people I had never met but my life would revolve around.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview, followed by 5 back to back in-person interviews. I checked in with reception, and then was escorted to a room, where I stayed for the interviews. Everyone was very nice and very professional. Most of the people who interviewed me, had a packet of questions that they read off of, and then they would write down my responses to them. They expect for you to have a lot of questions for them as well, so be sure to come up with quite a few for them to either explain the culture, the role, their challenges, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Amazon?... Give an example of When you provided simple solutions to complex problems in the workplace.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 10 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted via email for a phone screen. After the initial phone screen I was scheduled for 2 phone interviews with other departmental EA's.
    Last step was an in person loop at the Amazon offices to meet with 6 team member. I met 1 recruiter, 4 EA's and 2 Directors. It was a 5 hour loop.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to answer situational questions. Be specific about experiences with other positions and be thoughtful about your answers. Try to think of best and worst case experiences and how you dealt with those in your past and what you learned from each. Don't try to be a perfect specimen. Be human, be honest and be accountable for your experiences.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Still in the offer phase. Great experience so far. Getting to the in person interview took some patience, but it has moved very quickly to the offer stage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Executive Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is very intense with at least three phone screenings by HR recruiters and at least one interviewer. Then a day of interviews is scheduled on-site with at least 7 interviews each lasting 45 minutes. Knowing the tenants of the company or the Leadership principles is very important and making sure they are reflected in your responses.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that your advice was not heeded and what did you do about it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    They are making things way more complicated than they are. I applied online and for 3 weeks - nothing. Then I sent my resume to a friend to be send it internally and I received a call in 2 days. They send you questions in word format to fill out. Then if they like your answers, they will schedule a phone interview, if not they will just say Thank you, but.....
    Phone interview questions are nothing related to your experience, they are all behavioral. So prepare good for any scenarios you might be or have been. Then a second interview in about a week. Then if they like you again, you will be invited for 5-6 hr in person interview. Anyway good luck to those wanting to go through the long and not so pleasant process.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest mistake at work and how did you handle it? How did your manager react to it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a few jobs (all Executive Assistant) but was not selected for an interview on any of these. I was contacted by someone in another department who saw my resume and wanted to find out if I was interested in the position she was looking to fill. I confirmed my interest, and she asked me to fill out a questionnaire. After returning the questionnaire via email, she confirmed that the team was interested in interviewing me, and I was then contacted by the recruiting coordinator. She scheduled a time for me to talk with someone else, and I am currently awaiting that phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • So far, I've only been asked standard questions about problem solving, compensation, and how many hours are too many per week, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant II Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Two fairly detailed phone screens followed by an all day in house loop with 6+ interviewers. The loop comprised of both EAs and the team as well as the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you didn't make the right decision and what did you do to resolve it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Recruiting was fairly resistant to any negotiation of salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was email communications, phone interview and in person interview for 5 hours with multiple members of the Amazon team.

    Interview Questions
    • Every question was centered around providing exact examples of when you have used different technology suites to accomplish job. They want you to be very precises. So make sure to really think of not just how to answer the question but do it with an example, and don't talk for more than 2 minutes per questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an EA position and within a week had gotten a call from the HR gal at Amazon. She had told me about a new process for 1st round interviews where they used video as their technique. You were to log in on this website they provided and then your round of questioning would start. You could do some practice runs if you wanted. So you could know how to use the website. Once you started they would ask a question. You then had 30 seconds to read the question before the video turned on for your response. The HR gal also gave you an option to talk on the phone for the 1st round. I would in the future suggest you go with the live person on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a difficult and awkward process because you see yourself on the camera and also you only get 30 seconds to read the question, understand it, and answer. The whole process was a bit stressful. The questions were not out of context nor did I have any unexpected questions. That is the only positive thing about this video interview. If you study common questions for your field you should be good to answer and not be caught off guard.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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