Amazon.com Human Resources Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015
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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Difficult, with 2 separate 45-minute interviews following an hour-long fulfillment center tour. The two individuals with whom I spoke were kind and friendly; they both thoroughly enjoyed their jobs. If you live near one, this job is a great opportunity, but if you're not willing to move it might be a little more difficult. Thankfully, there are locations all around the country and the globe.

    Interview Questions
    • Role Playing, specifically "If you managed a yogurt shop, and you found that an employee was not correctly cleaning the machines, how would you handle the situation?"   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I spoke to a recruiter at my college's business career fair. A couple of weeks later, I was scheduled for a phone interview. The recruiter that interviewed me was great and we actually had a wonderful conversation along with the interview questions. I look forward to the next step in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to give criticism to a peer.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you were crunched for time to complete an assignment and how you overcame it.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    It was not too hard but a ton of questions. Interview was 30-45 mintues long via phone. They ask about your background and some behavioral questions. In example, how would you react in a situation where this happens....? OR Explain a time when you were in this position....

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    During the phone interview there was a lot of questions of "Give me an example when..." Then in the in person interview at the fulfillment center there was a tour and two hour long interviews of similar nature, being asked to describe experiences and examples of certain situations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resource Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First round includes two 30-minute interviews, then if shortlisted, four 45-minute interviews. General interview atmosphere is quite relaxed and you may end up getting quite similar questions from each interviewer. But make sure your approach to those questions show different aspects of your qualifications and attributes. Also make sure to investigate thoroughly about the company and make sure to have up-to-date and intelligent questions ready since you will have a plenty of time for a Q&A time with interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • General behavioral questions to display your team work ethic, conflict management, and general technical knowledge questions. Overall questionnaires from interviewers are quite similar and structured that you may end up answering in similar ways.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was a phone interview. The second interview was supposed to be an on campus interview however they were not going to be on campus for a couple of weeks so instead they substituted that with two more phone interviews. Two interviews were with the same person and the final interview was with the main recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a prior experience you had where you were evaluated and the steps you took after your evaluation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Business Partner Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Several phone calls with recruiters leading up to a call with a hiring manager. Then in person interview - 7 hours with 6 different people from various areas. Asked for a writing sample but they give this to all interviewers so don't answer interview questions with similar story/example. Recruiter was nice during the day, providing lunch, water and bathroom breaks. One person called in to interview even though they were just down the street, thought that was odd.

    Interview Questions
    • Someone asked for a whiteboard demonstration on how a process was handled. Full presentation/demonstration requested on topic that had not been discussed previously. Other questions typical behavioral interview questions and by 5th person and unexpected white board presentation, was burned out going over these details again.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Culture, people I interviewed with were extremely arrogant. Full day interview too much, was ready to leave half way through. Learn how to make a decision please. Recruiters however were great and very professional.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager seemed irrated to deal with me. He was "told" to call me because I was a referral. We set up a time to do a phone screen and he was 30 minutes late. He made sure to let me know that I was lucky to get this as I was not his choice. This was interesting to me as I was more than qualified for the position and a loyal customer. The interview was odd at best and he did everything in his power to make sure I knew how I would not fit with Amazon. They only wanted to hire "techy" HR people. I happen to have a varied HR background and was just exploring my options because of all the great things I heard about Amazon and I was asked to apply. At the end, he begrudgling stated that I actually had a lot of what they needed and he would move me on. I never heard back. I was a great experience for me since I use it as a training "what not to do during an interview" segment for all of my new managers. Thanks guy, you rocked it! I hope Amazon figures out you are not their kind of guy.

    Interview Questions
    • There was not one. I thought it was pretty basic but I teach this stuff.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Everyone I spoke with was personable and friendly. I think they embodied Amazons values and beliefs. The urgency to get my 5 phone interviews done with was a speedy process - on Amazon's terms. I had two 45 minute phone interviews in one day yet my personal feedback was only addressed days later when I initiated the conversation. The same general questions were repeated over and over by each of the 5 representatives I spoke to, which made me wonder if they were looking for consistency or variety. I was disappointed with the lack of communication at the end of the process when I was flexible with their requests.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had a magic wand to change something about a company you worked for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had a first round interview that I got after talking to a recruiter. It was a 30 minute interview. They asked the usual questions. The hardest question they asked me was "Name a time you were crunched for time to complete an assignment and how you overcame the situation". The second round interview is on-site.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you were crunched for time to complete an assignment and how you overcame the situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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