Amazon.com intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    collected resume at career fair; technical interview by 2 people lasting 45 minutes each. Was asked both aero/astro questions and software design questions. People were very relaxed and understanding but not afraid to call out a wrong answer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process went by rather quickly. I submitted an application and I heard back within a week about setting up two 45-minute phone interviews that would be technical in nature. During the first interview, I was asked to write a few small programs. For example, one of the programs I was asked to write was a simple java program that would take in a base integer and an exponent and would calculate the exponentiation.The interviewer was greatly interested in how and where I could improve my initial write-up of the program to handle edge cases and non-standard inputs.

    Interview Questions
    • I was really taken off guard by the depth of which my last interviewer went into with questions related to algorithms. The questions seemed to be less about design and best practices and more about theory. Needless to say I wasn't prepared and this part didn't go so well.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The recruiters came to my campus, and everyone had to talk to two different person(they are in different groups). The first person asked two questions, the second one wanted to ask 3 questions but the time limited.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interviewer straight up asked to solve coding questions and didn't give any time for introductions or discussing about what I'd done. He was typing something on the laptop the whole time and was very slow in responding to questions, he was almost oblivious to the fact that I was sitting in front of him and trying to tell him something. He chucked aside any alternate solutions I gave to him and wanted me to come up with the exact algorithm he wanted.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Not cleared written because of no criteria predefined how students will be selected.A person doing 20/20 fails and one with 12/20 passes.On asking seniors we found that it always did the same every year.

    Interview Questions
    • Sort an array with only operation allowed as reversing 0 to i index elements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed through university recruitment program. There were 2 back to back 45 min. phone interviews with 10 min gap between them. Got a call exactly at the scheduled time and ended it exactly after 45 min are over.

    Interview Questions
    • Question were not the difficult ones, but the sub-questions asked on them were tricky.
      1st interview question: It was scenario based coding question. Asked to code it in whatever language you want. The question was; you are getting number of orders daily, code a program which will minimize the time right from processing to packing and till warehouse shipment. It was something related to Pythagoras theorem. I coded it with some time left and then was asked to optimize it considering time and space complexity.

      2nd Interview: There was not a single question. It was regarding hash tables, sorting and searching, picklists and their time n space complexities. Tried to answer them.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through my college or university in July 2014, the company came to the campus and the selection process consisted of multiple rounds.
    Internship interview details:
    First Round:
    It consisted of an online test including aptitude and technical(coding). The test had 22 questions on C, C++, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Data Structures and logical and quantitative ability. There were two coding questions also which had to be coded in either C,C++ or Java.
    Second and further rounds consisted of technical and HR interviews by the company.
    The duration of the internship was from six months to an year.

    Interview Questions
    • The coding questions were of medium difficulty level and one of them demanded to write the balancing code snippet for a binary tree to check whether it is balanced or not.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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