Amazon.com

  www.amazon.com
  www.amazon.com

Amazon.com Intern Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
227 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

84%
12%
2%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

44%
26%
8%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

227 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First, I had one phonescreen. I got some questions about data structures (queue, stack) and how to implement a stack holding its min value.
    Then I was invited for onsite interview. It was 4 interviews (45min each) in row. More questions about data structures and simple algorithms (how to implement ordered hashmap using ordinary hashmap, DFS/BFS, checking if binary tree is BST).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Did on-campus recruiting, and had two 45-minute interviews in the career center (most people have two 45-minute phone interviews from what I understand). It was very standard; they asked me some expected behavioral questions, like what was your biggest challenge in a group project - followed by some technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The first interviewer asked me two questions: store each level of a binary tree in its own list. The other was a simple dynamic programming problem that requires some context

      The second interviewer was content with asking me one question about the shortest distance between two words in a document (word index).
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted the resume via campus recruiter. I didn't apply online even though they asked me to do it.
    Had two rounds of phone interviews. It supposed to be on-campus interview, but due to weather, they change them to phone interview instead.
    Then offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a good experience. I had a phone interview during which I was asked about basic Machine Learning algorithms and a programming question. The interview was for almost an hour. The questions were more situation based and the interview was friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • write an algorithm to calculate the edit distance between two strings   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The opportunity was part of Amazon's on-campus recruitment drive. The procedure had three parts:
    1) Standard MCQ and coding question Online test at InterviewStreet. There were 20 MCQ questions and 2 coding questions. All the questions were fairly easy.
    2) This was followed by a Paper-pen coding round for the shortlisted candidates. There were two groups of 8 candidates each and 5 apiece were selected for further interviews.
    3) Further shortlist was announced and those people were interviewed and successful candidates were given internship offers. No HR rounds were conducted.

    Interview Questions
    • Finding nth smallest number in a running stream of numbers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations due to On-Campus procedure.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I applied on Amazon's career website, then they got in contact with me a while afterwards. I had two back-to-back phone interviews, each of which was 45 minutes long, with mainly technical questions. I did some online coding with a collaborative tool. I didn't think either interview went that well, but I heard back a few weeks later that I got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about how I would design a dictionary using data structures.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Amazon doesn't really negotiate for salary. I asked for an extension on the offer acceptance deadline, which they allowed.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Amazon.com website and school website, got selected for an on campus interview. Consisted of 2 interviews, each 45 minutes long, and one after the other. The first one had some really challenging questions, while the second one was a breeze. After 2 weeks, got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Given 2 strings, how can you determine that one string is only made of characters found in the second string.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got referral from my friend, reached back by a recruiter in about two weeks and scheduled two (or three? I don't remember) back-to-back phone interviews one week later. Received the offer in three weeks. I could choose which team I would like to join and they provided me three different options.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied on their website. Was later emailed by a recruiter in order to set up a time for my phone interviews. The interviews consisted of 2 45 min phone interviews. Both interviews consisted of the interviewer introducing themselves, then coding question, and finally 5 minutes to ask questions. 2 weeks after the interview I was contacted and offered the internship.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round was an mcq round having questions from: Quantitative aptitude, c, c++, java, operating system and 2 coding questions.
    Second round was technical interview: questions on arrays, linked list and trees were asked.
    Third round: it was hr round. typical hr questions were asked

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Work at Amazon.com? Share Your Experiences

Amazon.com

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.