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Amazon.com Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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    Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Email correspondence with an HR rep as well as a recruiter, who scheduled three phone interviews, each an hour long. Very difficult interviews - several tough case questions and prodding follow-up questions designed to fluster you and poke holes in your answers. After the third one, Amazon flew me out to Seattle for a day of in-person meetings. Also very difficult. The interviewers seemed really rushed, and none of them, beside the hiring manager, were on the team for which this position was hiring. They had obviously been well trained by Amazon to parse out the people who are sharp enough and fit their exact mold of what the idea candidate should be.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretend you know nothing about Amazon Prime. How would you price it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Listings Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was approached by an Amazon recruiter via LinkedIn. At first, he initial contact was very promising, including a detailed explanation of what to expect. The primary interview came and at first seem promising asked simple questions on Product Quality and questions relatively associated to the position. Next few questions were quiet biased questions from how to escalate and how to improve a stapler. Both questions were poorly deceived and questions were changed after the initial questions was asked. I kept a recording of my interview and behold the questions was changed up after the initial asking..

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round: Two 30 minutes telephone interviews
    Each interview has a small case
    You have to have a very deep understanding of their products.
    They do not care you do not have enough knowledge about their products to solve the case problems.
    So it's not only critical thinking ability tested.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Overall, the process was really long at 2.5 months but everyone that I worked with was friendly. Part of the delay was due to someone initially sending to the wrong email address (didn't check resume), but most was due to their schedules. I made it to the onsite interview in Seattle which seemed like an achievement. As a seasoned PM, I was not interviewing out of college but it seemed like it was geared toward that. I even obliged in submitting a writing sample (which I think only one person actually read).

    All the questions were basically 'tell me about a time when...' with several follow-up questions like 'and then what happened' and 'what would've happened with the alternative', etc. I noticed that I had to repeat myself if I included the response to the follow-up in my original statement about the experience. It can through you off your train of thought at times. After about 5 solid hours of this, you've answered on more than a dozen experiences so it gets a little draining and feels over the top. Each person is tapping on their laptops recording your answers as you speak so it can feel a little impersonal too. I remember one person opening with a question meant for someone he was interviewing the next day. Yep, everyone's busy. ;)

    Interview Questions
    • It was unexpected to answer deep dive questions on everything and I expected more technical questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very professional but slightly mechanical. Interviewed by PMs. Constantly keep typing your answers, which might be distracting. No response to answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see Amazon in the next 5 years and how would you achieve those goals?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Technical Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Multiple phone interviews led to an on-site interview. They asked lots of questions about projects previously worked on, experience with project management, know when and why to turn a project to a Red status, etc. Be sure to answer with as many actual experiences and stories as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • Do as much research as possible and be prepared to answer questions that highlight the various amazon leadership principles (google it) as possible.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager III Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume via Amazon's job site. About 4 weeks later received an email checking on interest. After an initial phone interview with the Recruiter, then had a subsequent phone interview with a peer. That interview was logic based to determine how you think, your background, and what the position was to entail. At that time, I had decided it was not the best positional fit for me overall with what I wanted to pursue going forward so I did not undergo the next phone interview and instead talked with the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • If you wanted to generate additional sales on a product how would you go about achieving that?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I informationally interviewed with current employees at Amazon who referred me to hiring teams. After the first interview, I didn't hear back for months. Then I got another employee to forward my resume, heard back right away, had 2 friendly behavioral interviews, and then flew in for a full day of about 5 interviews back to back. No technical questions were asked. Instead, they wanted to know about my experience. Definitely study the leadership principles and use the STAR method. If you're good at behavioral interviews, you'll probably do well. It was a great experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    • When was the last time you missed a deadline? Why?   View Answer
    • Name a time you had a conflict in a team. What about with a boss? When did you have difficult with something? What's a recent challenge you had? ---- In other words, prepare lots of conflict examples.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer elsewhere but it was a tough decision.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Recruited On-Campus First. Interview was hard. Case-Based and pushed a lot into every characteristic of the case

    Interview Questions
    • You go into the elevator and the CEO of a company Amazon wants to work with is there. Give me a 30 second pitch you would give him to get business from them. Second Round was 4, 45 minute interviews with different product managers at amazon. If you do badly in one you are basically done. I think all four of them have to say yes in order for you to get an offer. It's hard. They are very behavioral and ask about negotiations skills, teamwork, you must be metric oriented, etc. It's one of the toughest companies to interview with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Product Manager Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial Rounds - 2
    Type - Telephonic, Behavioral and Case Based Interviews (Analytical)

    Interview Questions
    • Case Based: Describe why the average revenue of the individual product is going down while the average revenue of the entire product line is going up.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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