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Amazon.com Recruiter Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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    Technical Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was reached out to via LinkedIN by a recruiter. Applied on website and contacted by email a couple of days later. Phone screen about 5 days after that with a recruiter that asked me the basic pre-screening questions. A day later received email for another phone interview with someone HR. Interview happened a few days later and dove a little more into my skill sets and experience, I was given an opportunity to ask questions and I brought up the overwhelming negative reviews on Glassdoor in regards to work/life balance. The recruiter defended the company and said that "We work hard here to make history" which turned me off a bit as it typically just an excuse for overworking people. I accepted the answer and did not push further. I did not hear back for a week and figured I was eliminated from the process. I had to reach out to the original recruiter to find out the status and they apologized for not getting back to me. A day later I was scheduled for an interview with a manager. Had an hour phone conversation with the manager who seemed very robotic in his questions with generic "Kool-Aid" based questions and responses to questions I had. While speaking with him, I did have the Amazon page open for their core values in case I needed to reference them and during his speech of why Amazon is a great place to work, he systematically walked through each core value as they were written on the website. It was very awkward and uncomfortable. I did ask him about the work/life balance and what he thought and he responded back with another generic corporately correct response that answered nothing. I was happy to be done with the phone call in only an hour. This place is not for me! Needless to say, I have not heard back and don't expect to.

    Interview Questions
    • None really, very generic questions you'd expect from any behavioral interview   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a Recruiting Coordinator about three weeks after applying online. Underwent two separate phone interviews, then was invited to an on-campus interview. I had five interviews on campus, with a vast majority of the questions focusing on behavioral questions, i.e. tell me about a time when... Three days later, I received an email saying they had decided not to hire. Afterwards, I repeatedly reached out for feedback but they simply ignored me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a supervisor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I felt that the interview was a waste of my time. The entire process was pretty negative. They made it very clear what I didn't have and my lack of qualifications to try to prepare me for a low offer. I left the interview feeling like I had been hit by a car. It is not an interview. It is an interrogation to beat you down so low you accept a low ball offer. There are so many other companies that treat their employees better and pay at market rate.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me another example (they wanted multiple examples)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    super low offer

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    University Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interviews. 2 phone interviews. Last in person interview had 6 rounds with behavioral questions. Some of the interviewers did not seem like they had any sort of idea regarding my background. I think those who were unaware were employees who I would not actually be working with directly - sort of a company fit interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you used metrics to show results for recruiting. My last job did not use measurements as I worked in a creative space before.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted repeatedly on linkedin by both agency and amazon recruiters about positions there (if you have the word recruiter anywhere on your LI profile and live in Seattle expect to be contacted once or twice a week until eternity by Amazon). Ended up responding and working with an internal amazon recruiter for recruiters, did an initial phone screen with her, then did two more phone screens with two other recruiters before being brought in for a panel interview with 6 people.

    It took a week afterwards to get to the offer negotiation stage, and I ended up pulling myself from the process at that point because it was very clear to me in my onsite visit that it wasn't a good fit or a healthy place to work as a recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • What Amazon core value do you most identify with?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Was concerned about work/life balance, 4 out of the 6 people I talked to seemed absolutely defeated/unhappy when I was talking to them, it was a very strange vibe on that team and it was clear they worked very long hours.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online through Amazon's career site. Emailed back two days later to schedule a phone interview. Recommended me to look through a list of Amazon "Leadership Principles" to familiarize myself with. The job does not have a defined career path, but if you want to work for a company like Amazon, I would say go for it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Many behavioral interview questions such as, Tell me a time when you had a customer who was hard to deal with?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews and then one on-site interview. The phone interview lasted about 30-45 minutes and the on-site was 5 hours. In the on-site interview there were 5, 45 minute interviews; some with a couple interviewers and some one-on-one.

    Interview Questions
    • "Explain a time where you had to disagree with a manager, please explain the process and the result"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews followed by an eventual face to face interview at the Amazon HQ. Every person was late to each of the 5 phone interviews (min. 3 minutes up to 10 minutes). During the face to face interview, I had people staring at their laptops as they asked questions, pausing only to catch up on their fast and furious typing. One interviewer was very arrogant and disrespectful (he stopped me in the middle of an answer to answer an email on his laptop). He has been there for 10 years and couldn't grasp the struggled with the concept of agency recruiting. Very set in his ways, his tone was condescending and pedantic.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a decision you made based on limited data. Give an example of something you did that was innovative. When was a time you made a decision that had multiple, possible decisions. What decision did you choose and why?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Disappointed in the compensation level.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Contract Recruiter Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had phone interview, followed by a face to face with 3 recruiters. I waited in the lobby for 30 minutes. One recruiter came to the lobby and we went to lunch. The other two Interviews went fairly quick and they asked several behavioral questions relating to ambiguity.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me the most challenging time you had with a hiring manager and how did you solved it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  11.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Reched out ot me for a postion after 2 phone interviews, never heard back from them, even after a follow up email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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