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Updated Feb 17, 2015
Updated Feb 17, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consists of three parts,I made it to round one and didn't get an invite to round two--

    1) First thing I had to do was complete a two part online test (1st part is like a very simple IQ test, 2nd part is a personality test to probably see if you match with their 14 leadership principles). After this, you're either accepted or rejected for a first round interview.

    2) First round interview--two 30 minute interviews. The personalities of the interviewers were very different, the first was very low key, the second was very high energy. Phone interviews were conducted on the same day about two hours apart. The interviews weren't really either behavioral or case-based which really threw me off-- they were very entrepreneurial, problem recognition/solving focused. Be able to talk to Amazon as a company, what you think some of it's problems are, and new product suggestions. Expect interviewers to "dive deep" and get into why you're answering questions the way you are.

    As a side note-- I had other friends interview for other positions (program manager, logisitics) and their questions/focus were very different than mine. Good luck and hopefully you have a better chance than I did.

    Interview Questions
    • First interview questions-
      1. What can Amazon do to improve the user's experience? How can we do this? Why do you think people like ____?

      2. What is your favorite piece of technology. How would you improve it? What would you do to make these improvements?

      3. What's the biggest problem you've solved?

      Second interview questions-

      1) What is it about Amazon that interests you, what area/product do you want to work in?

      2) Amazon, in partnership with Chase, offers a credit card. We use to have a high acceptance rate but the 2008 crisis caused it to drop. How can we raise this rate back up?

      3) How is Amazon's growth constrained? How do you think we should solve this?

      4) What are some reasons a person might want to buy something from a corner store instead of buying something through Amazon? Pick one reason and solve it.

      5) Tell me about a time you disagreed with a peer, how was it resolved?
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The correspondence leading up the interview was great. They requested brief questionnaire about my work history which was, I thought, going to be a type of outline for the interview. I was mistaken.

    The interview consisted of two hypothetical scenarios and how I would go about starting a project based on a certain premise. The scenarios were scattered and a bit outlandish which caught me off-guard. While the interview was quite difficult, it was unique and definitely taught me that you can never really anticipate the types of questions you'll receive during an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about building a dating site for people who want to cheat on their spouses?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Product Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    It was on Campus Recruitment. I submitted the resume through campus and was called for an interview. Overall there were 2 interviews in the 1st round and if we cleared those, we will proceed to another round of 2 interviews. I did not move to the 2nd round.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual Behavioral questions with a twist like "How do you earn trust in a team?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview. The guy interviewing me was talking to me on speaker, "multi tasking" I could not hear him well and he seemed upset with me that I could not hear him. My former VP is a VP at Amazon and 3 of my former co-workers are working at Amazon, I was very excited to have the opportunity. Disappointed that Amazon lets the employee's act so arrogant and disrespectful. I was well prepared for an interview that gave me no chance. Hopefully most people will not encounter this.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was thorough although for a Product Role I was expecting a lot of questions around the product and what I would do with a product for the role I was interviewing for. However, what I encountered was multiple interviews where almost everyone asked me the same questions just in a different way. One of the interviewers actually told me he was reading off the interview question sheet - I thought that was strange as the company I am at now, if we interview for product roles we want to know how product plans, roadmaps, strategies, analytics, etc... have been done in the past and we are interested in the tangible products the candidate has created.

    The interviewers were obviously a smart team and had good questions about numbers and a lot of questions about statistical decision making - which is fine - maybe the product I was applying for was an analytics tool instead of what I thought it was :)

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you made a big decision based on metrics - was an odd question to me - I don't just use metrics to make decisions, the metrics guide people to look deeper into the area, not jump to decisions. My opinion!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Product Manager (Technical) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview was a phone interview with a hiring manager. I only had one interview, but applied to at least 7 positions. My interviewer had a heavy accent. It was hard to understand what he was asking about. The interview lasted 1 hour. He did not ask any technical questions or agile process.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you justify what features should be added to the roadmap?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with hiring manager and colleagues. In-person interview with management and staff. The interview did not seem difficult or challenging. Seems like a good company for beginning graduates but not so much for families.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were normal expected interview questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    No work/life balance. I was told the typical week would consist of 50-60 hours a week. At least i could put some of those hours in after the my kids sleep. I guess I have different opinion on work/life balance.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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