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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details – Got an email from a recruiter about 5 months after applying online asking to schedule two 45 minute phone interviews. They were right after each other and both of the interviewers were really nice. The recruiter was REALLY bad at getting back to me though so I couldn't reschedule my interviews in time.

Interview Question – Write a recursive in order search of a BST   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details – I talked to one of Amazon's hiring manager at the university career fair, and then submitted my resume on Amazon's website, then I received one email notifying me of the date of phone interview. There are in total two consecutive phone calls, after that they start evaluating you and will notify you their hiring decision in a few weeks.

Interview Question – How to validate binary search tree?   Answer Question

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Software Development Intern Interview

Software Development Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied during my university career fair. After around two week I got email for n campus interview having two back to back round. Both rounds were technical (45 minutes each).

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. All the question were from algorithms and data structures   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – 45 minutes phone interview with 5-6 behavioral questions; 3-4 technical questions about finance and excel
2 45 minute in person interviews at HQ: Understand the case like your life depends on it. Every assumption will be questioned b/c management wants to hear your rationale

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Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – 4- 30 minute back to back interviews. No breaks in between. Multiple questions asked where you will need to display answer on a whiteboard. Extremely stressful experience, knowledge of SQL is highly encouraged.

Interview Question – asked multiple financial questions ranging from creating P&L statements to calculating BE point   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

Interview Details – Applied on Amazon.com/careers, recieved an invitation for a 45 minute phone interview 5 days later.

First Interview: Interviewed with an Amazon employee, walked through the resume and asked 1-2 behavioral question, 3-4 SQL questions then drilled into business case questions. The interview lasted ~25 minutes.

Final round interview consists of 2 back-back 45 minutes phone interviews and a writing exercise.

Interview Question – 1. If your results came out to be 100% contradictory to your hypothesis what would you do?
2. Do you think amazon should place a cap on the number of products a seller can sell? Why or why not?
3. If you have to think of a product that would be profitable to amazon, what would it be and how would you data mine the result?
4. If amazon places a cap on the sellers and sellers can only sell 100 products instead of 150, if you were the seller, how would you determine which products to keep? And how would you data mine it?
5. How good are you at Excel and SQL from a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best?
6. What is your biggest accomplishment and how did you measure your success?

SQL questions:
1. What is the difference between HAVING and WHERE?
2. What are the SQL clauses, in the right order?
3. Questions about different types of JOIN
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through my University Career portal and was interviewed on campus. Two interviewers both were nice and were from software engineering background. Basic interview questions on resume and projects. Then onto some programming.

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  • Given nxn grid with some squares that are impassable discuss an algorithm to find a path from start to goal.   Answer Question
  • Given an array of unsorted integer values define a method that determines repeats within the array. Can you optimize your algorithm for space /time.   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer I Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied using their electronic system and few weeks later I was contacted by a recruiter. We set a phone interview couple of weeks later. First was a technical interview and it was quite difficult to understand the accent of the Engineer. The second, with a different engineer, was an interview more focused in theory questions.

Interview Question – I'm still waiting feedback.   Answer Question

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SDE-intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details – The first round had basic linked list questions that were easy.The second round had questions pertaining to files,hash maps and trees.The interviews were 1:1 and an option to use paper or use whiteboard to write programs.

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

Financial Analyst Intern

I applied online and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Ask basic question first. For example, intro your self and what's your strength and weakness. The most important question is about do you have any experience about financial analysis. Which database did you use before.

Interview Question – It is about database problem.   Answer Question

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