Amazon.com Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 9, 2015
Updated Apr 9, 2015
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    Senior Manager, Product Management Interview

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    Difficult Interview
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    Interview process was miserable and completely demoralizing. The interviewer asked 2 questions that there was no possible way to answer because the company is publicly traded and can't release the information to even start calculating the answer to the question. Waste of time and I can now see why people are miserable when they do get a job at Amazon.
    The interviewer also didn't care about my work history, who I was, or anything about my performance.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) How much money would you charge customers for a new product Amazon hasn't launched yet.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted by HR within a month. Had one phone interview and an onsite interview with 9 people.

    The complete process was pleasant and professional. Applied for product management position, but interviewed with product managers, finance manager, project manager, GM and HR. They look at you from various angles.

    9 interviews were back to back - for whole day.

    Interview Questions

    • None really. Most questions revolve around Amazon's leadership principles - in particular customer obsession and ownership. I liked their interview methodology.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Product Manager Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    Recruiter reach out via LinkedIn and communicate position information via phone call first. And then arranged two on-site interviews. One interview for line manager, the other interview for HR manager

    Interview Questions

    • Tell how to improve current third-party seller register process   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview

    Expect A few rounds of phone conversations before the onsite interview; you might start with one job post but if the recruiter see other fits, they will bring in more people to talk to you. Be prepared to answer behavioral questions that are related to the 14 Amazon leadership principles.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It wasn't a great experience at all. It was a phone interview , he started by saying he is down with flu and he is not interested in knowing why I am interested in Amazon, he asked "just tell me what brings you here." That was his first question. He didn't ask any previous experience questions , he had his own set of questions from which he read out.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't any tough questions, the tone of the interview wasn't good,As if he was forced to interview me.   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an Amazon recruiter via LinkedIn. We had a brief conversation about my career background. He then matched my profile with few teams that were looking to hire. I was approached by an interested hiring manager and his peer each was an hour long conversation following the Adler method of one question drill down interviewing. I was asked to take a test and give a 4-6 page write up on an innovation I am proud of. Later I was invited for an onsite interview in Seattle which was with 6 individuals focused on the Amazon Leadership principles and my previous experiences that will align those those principles. The interview method was again Adler type - One initiative but drill deep with 15-20 questions on it.

    Interview Questions

    • There were a few case questions as well to solve Amazon's existing business challenge such as how to grow Amazon Prime. Another question was how would I develop a product - I was given the option to pick any product I wanted.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    My requests were reasonable and were accomodated

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    Amazon.com contacted me via email and I worked closely with a recruiter that is specific to the product vertical (Amazon Global Prime). After a phone interview with the hiring manager and while I was a good fit for Amazon.com she wanted to transfer me to another role. The phone interview went well, but again the position was not the best fit as it was too technical for my nature. My recruiter told me that I am still a good fit for the company, but just not that position. I would have to relocate and decided to decline any further interviews at that time.

    Interview Questions

    • For this business, they want to make sure that you are using data to back up what you are doing. This particular interview, they asked what features I would introduce into the vertical. Luckily, I was very familiar with the Prime and Seller Central.   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Product Manager Interview

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in December 2014.

    Interview

    I had a single over the phone interview. They asked a lot of questions regarding how I would handle specific situations in the job they were looking for (in other words, not hypothetical as much as how would he handle the problems we're currently facing in this job). In the end, they said they were mostly looking for "Good Product Managers". Their definition of a good product manager was someone who used data to make decisions and could argue their point using data to back them up. I thought I did well, but I don't think I was specific enough.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you choose which features to implement and which are most important to our customers?   1 Answer
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in December 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted resume through school. One week later, i received an email to finish a online test. After that, I received to 30-minute phone interview. The result came out quickly. Then I flight to Seattle the next week. I had 4 45-minute interview in the morning. The result came one week after that.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral and case questions are normal. No tricky questions. The onsite interview is a challenge of physical energy.   1 Answer
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I took the MBA assessment. Then I was interviewed for 2 phone interviews.I was then invited for final round over video call.I am yet to appear for the final round

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. Questions were straight to the point.   Answer Question

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