Amazon.com Human Resources Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Senior Human Resources Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received an e-mail from recruiting after being referred internally. There were many e-mails back sand forth to schedule a time, but once the process started it was great. Communication from recruiting was smooth and transparent. I had two phone interviews followed by two in-person interviews (with just one person) and then a full day of interviews with 6 people total.

    Interview Questions
    • I was surprised that (after being told by recruiting it would not be this way) every single person basically asked me the exact same 2-3 questions, which were: "tell me about a time when you used data to support a decision", "Tell me about a time when you took an unpopular stance", and "tell me about a time when something you did made a big impact on the company".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was not quick. It took about 3-4 weeks as there were 3 different phone interviews and a 4-5 person panel in-person interview. They use the STAR method so your answers should include: Situation, Task, Action and Result. Be as detailed as possible with your answers and be specific. Use different examples as that shows a broader range of experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not remember specific questions, however they do follow the STAR method so your answers should include: Situation, Task, Action and Result. Be as detailed as possible with your answers and be specific.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was non-existent. They would not negotiate even though in the initial interview phase a sign-on bonus was discussed. They will try to hire you for the least amount of money and the lowest level possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The recruiters that I talked to were so great and I was surprised I heard back from them, the HR leader that I spoke to was a different story. After the recruiter confirmed that the phone interview would be at 3:30, I didn't get called until 4:30. She asked me to explain my current work situation and in that discussion I explained to her why I was hoping to leave the company, and she said that she understood and it was time for the interview questions now, her first question was why do I want to leave the company... 15 minutes in, she apologizes and puts me on hold for another call and then says she has to go and that we could resume the interview the next day. The questions she asked were so horribly stupid I couldn't wait to get off the phone, I completely checked out and wasn't surprised to hear that I didn't get the position. I couldn't be happier, I wouldn't be able to handle working for somebody like that

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you lost somebody's trust at work and had to gain it back   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Two days later I received a questionnaire as well as schedule for possible times available for an interview. A week later I received an email saying they had gone in another direction.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in exploring new opportunities at this time and why Amazon specifically?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Was a very quick 15 minute interview. Not quite sure how they expect to hire on just a few questions. The few questions were behavioral questions and then someone telling me all about the Internship. Could barely get a word in about myself, ended the interview knowing that they knew barely anything about me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st phone interview - Recruiter - March 24th
    2nd phone interview - HR Regional Manager
    3rd email - 2.5 weeks later/did not get it - April 17th

    "Apologies for the delay in replying, I was awaiting confirmation about the position. I'm afraid we have now filled all of the HRBP roles unfortunately as we had three candidates who could make the interviews last week and I'm afraid all were successful.

    We will keep your details on file, should the situation change for whatever reason.

    Wishing you the very best in your ventures.

    Kind regards,"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Assistant Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted almost immediately after applying to Amazon, asked to respond to a generic questionnaire and then asked to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was pretty basic asking me to detail items on my resume that made me experienced for the job.

    The interviewer really didn't want to know about me as a person they only wanted to know that I could regurgitate information about Amazon's corporate culture. When I was asked to tell her my favorite thing about Amazon and I did she told me that wasn't what she was looking for. I had to press her to find out she wanted me to list even more of Amazon's core principles.

    We didn't mesh well on the phone and although I was told I would be contacted with a decision one way or the other I never was. (I could tell I didn't make it to the next round anyway).

    Interview Questions
    • The fact that I was to regurgitate all information about Amazon's core principles instead of having an opinion of my own when asked about why I wanted to work at Amazon.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The process began with a phone interview with a recruiter who found my resume on indeed. Step one was answering eight basic questions:
    1. Are you open to relocation? If open to relocation, what states or areas are you interested in? We’re growing!

    2. Ideal current next opportunity, in terms of role, scope and scale?

    3. Why are you interested in exploring new opportunities at this time and why Amazon specifically?

    4. Do you have a BA or BS degree? If so, please name the institution.

    5. Current salary package? / Salary expectations for a new role?

    6. Largest number of employees you’ve supported at one time?

    7. Amazon Operations and Distribution is a 24/7 environment. Are you flexible to work a variety of shifts?

    8. Do you have previous work experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment?

    Once I answered the questions, I was contacted by the recruiter and scheduled for a phone interview. The recruiter did not call me at the agreed upon time, so I followed up via email. I was contacted the next day and we rescheduled. Once I completed the 45 minute phone interview, I was told that I was a great candidate and that I would proceed to the next step.

    Step two was supposed to be another phone interview with an HR Manager.
    Step three was supposed to be in-person interviews at another distribution center.

    Unfortunately, I was never contacted by the recruiter following our phone interview. Since I had been told I was moving onto the next round, I sent 2-3 follow up emails, but no response.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult questions - standard behavioral interview tactics as well as situation based, "tell me about a time you..."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Human Resources Manager/Same Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Whitestown, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Whitestown, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an executive recruiter who presented my candidacy to Seattle. I had approx. 4 individual phone screens. I was invited to Seattle and interviewed with the Director, North America Fulfillment Centers, Regional HR Manager, VP of North America Fulfillment Centers and a couple of GMs (Operations).

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question: describe what Human Resources means to me...   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Operations Administrative to Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plainfield, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plainfield, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    An interview is required for all positions, even if you are already an employee and trying to move up. Most are with more than one person at a time. The environment is extremely casual, so no three piece suits required.

    Interview Questions
    • Giving previous examples of works completed and computer payroll systems used is a plus   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Stock options and pay are negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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