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Updated Jul 2, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern

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Interview Details – Applied online in January 2014 and received a call to set up an interview within a week. I had two 45 mins technical interviews. I was asked to code on a shared editor to solve some simple problems. Nothing unexpected, questions were like the ones that everyone comes across in technical interviews.

Interview Question – I would like to respect the NDA   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
Madison, WI

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online in January and after 2 month when Amazon hosted a career fair on our campus, got selected for back to back 90 mins interview. 45 mins with each interviewer. Questions are standard questions. If you do problems on UVA online judge, Topcoder or Hackerrank regularly, these type of interview questions should be fairly straightforward to answer.

Also, as many other big tech companies, just solving the problem is not enough. It's also important that you make sure your thought can be understood by others. Explaining how you come up with a solution with clarity is much more important that just solving all of the problems without saying how you did it.

There are four questions. 1 focus on math, 1 on building trees, 1 on linkedlist and 1 on string manipulation
As always, make sure you also understand the complexity and performance of you solution.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. But I think the final offer (final salary) also depends on your performance during the interview.


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Software Development Engineer Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Applied on college job site. Received an email to pick a date to have two 45 minute interviews at my college career center. First interview had a pretty common question. Second interview was more difficult, not types of question you would see in Cracking the Coding Interview. Overall, the interview was fair. Just practice writing out code on paper or a whiteboard if you have a face-to-face interview and brush up on basic algorithms! I interviewed on Thursday and received an email with offer on Monday.

Interview Question – Signed NDA   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns


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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – The interviewer will ask you the basic data structure such as hash table. Therefore, you should master hash table. The first coding question is get out of the maze. You could simply use DFS to solve it. The second coding question is compress string which is the same question in Cracking the coding interview.

Interview Question – One of the interviewer ask me tell me about your favorite project. He required that this project should be simply for yourself rather than research or courses. It is a really hard question, because most of my project are course projects.   Answer Question


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User Experience Design Intern Interview

User Experience Design Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details – 2 rounds. 1st is an UX designer asking me about the projects in my portfolio. 2nd round is 2 interviews from 2 different UX designers. They will ask me about my team work experience and opinion.

Interview Question – One of the UX designer asked me to do a design challenge.   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer In Test Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer In Test Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Emailed the recruiter my resume personally and got an email two weeks later saying that I have to set up two one hour phone interviews in the following week. Phone interviews were pretty much all technical with very little behavioral.

Phone interviews started off simple, "Let me tell you a little bit about myself", then "tell me a little bit about yourself." My first interviewer went straight from that to coding. You'll use an online program so he sees what you're typing. Other interviewer went through a bunch of short questions that were challenging, then to the coding.

After the two interviews, I got an offer a week later. All in all a simple hiring/interview process.

Interview Question – How do you create a routing table?   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern
West Lafayette, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied in university career fair, a week later got an email to schedule on campus interview. Had the interview a couple weeks later, 45 minute interviews back to back with two software engineers.
Although the email indicates you should study databases, operating systems etc., the majority of the questions are on data structures and algorithms. Lots of linked lists, hash maps, binary trees etc.
Got acceptence email a week later.

Interview Question – There are a lot of questions that can be solved by arrays, sorting can be done in O(nlogn)... but they are looking for more than just correct answers, having an answer with a high time / space complexity won't help you.
There was a tough question about linked lists with next and arbitrary pointers.
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation, standard intern payment


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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview Interview

Software Development Engineer Intern Interview
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – Got referred at the beginning of Feb, then reached by recruiter at 2/24 and assigned 2 technical phone interview at 2/27

1. Sent you a Collabedit link before the interview.
    Introduce yourself really quickly.
    Given a binary tree with different values on each node, find those values N which N%7 == 0.
    Why C++ has destruction.
    Given an int number, return the number of 1s in base 2. For example, 6 = 0000110 return 2.
    What's the difference between the stack and heap when they are initialized.
    What's multi-inheritance and why it's bad.

2. Sent you a Collabedit link befor the interview.
    pow
    Binary tree level traversal.

Interview Question – What's the difference between the stack and heap when they are initialized.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I missed the call from HR and then received an official offer letter from him. The team is not in Seattle but in Amazon Lab 126 Kindle team. I thought it's OK and accepted it.


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Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

Software Development Engineer I Intern
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details – I got the interview from a college career fair here at Cornell in March. I was approached by a recruiter a week later and then scheduled my interviews. They were two phone interviews 45 mins each with two engineers. First one went smooth, mostly about object-oriented design. I used Java for this one. The second one was more algorithmic. I didn't solve it with the optimal complexity but he said it was good enough. For this one I used C++. Two weeks later I got a reply with an offer!

Interview Question – Classic interview question about matrixes sorted row and column wise.   Answer Question


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Operation Leadership Intern Interview

Operation Leadership Intern
State College, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Applied through the university website and received an email after a week for an interview.
I interviewed two days after they gave a call giving me an offer.

Interview Question – 4 Basic questions

What would you do if your employees are not following a standardise procedure?
Why do you want to work for amazon?
Math problem?ask the recruiter to explain well the problems in order they see how you interact with them

Understand the leadership principles
Be yourself and relax
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Negotiation Details – very easy they email me the offer and I signed the contract and set it bacn

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