Amazon.com Intern Interview Questions

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    step1: apply on the Amazon's career website
    step2: after almost 1 moths, I have received the online test invitation(must be finished within 2 weeks)
    step3: 2 two weeks after I finished online test, I have received the phone interview request.
    step4: phone interview
    step5: wait 2 weeks to get a official offer after phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • The interview questions are quite easy, but it asks you to dig deeply into the basic idea.
      1. What's the difference between pass arguments by value and inference. desirable the common use cases in your programming experience.
      2. What's the difference between LinkedList and ArrayList, related insert, delete and search time complexity? When would you use them?
      3. Describe your impressive project, and your role in the project. The most difficult time in the project.
      4. A programming question concerning binary search tree.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I had a 45 min phone interview with a SDE working for the backend of Amazon cellphone page. It was a nice experience. We first talked about one project that I have listed on my resume. Then he asked me several technical questions and one algorithm design problem. At last we talked about the working environment of Amazon.

    Interview Questions
    • Give you an array of integers without duplication. Let you write a piece of code to return the pairs that their sum is 100.   View Answer
    • Advantages and disadvantages of your favorite language.   Answer Question
    • What is the difference between an int that is initialized and uninitialized?   Answer Question
    • How does a float stored in memory?   Answer Question
    • Explain what are binary tree and hash map. The complexity of insert a element into a binary tree and hash map in worst case.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Four rounds on campus. All were technical. Cracking the coding interview or Programming interviews exposed suffices for preparation. Probably the easiest to crack when they come on campus. At Amazon there is no alternative to really working hard and getting a good team depends a lot on luck. I hated the weather though. It could be a great learning experience but extremely challenging at the same time.

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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1) 20 Minutes online coding screening
    Around 14 questions on debugging already provided codes. Evaluates your familiarity with programming and ability to understand someone's code, finding bug and fixing it.

    2) 45-60 minutes inperson/skype/collabedit interview
    Evaluate the gamut of coding and algorithmic concepts from data structure to design to recursion.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions around
      1. Version Control Software
      2. Logic and math
      3. Recursion
      4. Data Structure and Time Complexities
      5. Designing a software
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First half an hour of the interview was about my projects and research. In the last 15 minutes or so, I was asked to code.
    Interviewer was very friendly but sounded busy. Once he was convinced that I knew what I was talking about, he was eager to finish.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied on career fair, the process took 2 weeks. First round is online accessment for some mathmatic and verbal questions, followed by 6 programming questions, which only asked me to debug. There were two programming problems in the phone screen,.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    My interview was held on my university's campus. The process was basically two back-to-back 45 minute interviews. Both interviews had a behavioral portion on the first five minutes. The rest of was technical. The first interview dealt more with providing an algorithm to solve a problem, and analyzing the runtime complexity of the algorithm. The second interview was more focused on object oriented and design pattern questions. The interview was a overall a positive experience as my interviewers tried to provide a comfortable setting and the questions were not particularly out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions
    • I would like to respect the NDA so I will not disclose the interview questions. I will say that if you plan on interviewing with Amazon, know your algorithms, data structures and their complexity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Couple rounds of emails back and forth, took an online assessment online and then had a 45min phone interview as the final round of the process. Recruiter took a few days to weeks to get back to me after every stage

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions you would expect in a technical interview   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I'm posting this mostly because I had a pretty unconventional interview process.

    An Amazon recruiter reached out to see if I was interested in applying and, after I submitted my resume and personal information, she set me up with a 30 minute online evaluation (an AMCAT). From what I've gathered, this is more of a preliminary screening before passing a candidate onto the phone calls; however, after passing the test, I was given only one technical interview phone call.

    The call lasted about an hour and only consisted of technical questions. The engineer on the other end only asked what language I was most familiar with after commenting on the number of languages listed on my resume. This was the extent of any and all personal questions I was asked, as the remainder of the phone call was technical. The interviewer was very easy to talk to and I actually enjoyed working out the solutions to his questions.

    About a week and a half later I was given an offer. All in all, my experience was pretty weird since it lacked both personal questions and the usual second technical interview phone call.

    tl;dr - Even if your interview process is unconventional, just go with it.

    Interview Questions
    • Know the ins and outs of object oriented programming and be really comfortable with data structures.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview, talked up and down resume. They then asked me some basic software questions about stacks, queues, graphs, etc. We then discussed some of the standard behavioral questions. Second interview was more of the same but this one was more of a conversation than interview with only one real problem posed.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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