Amazon.com HR Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The process began with a phone interview with a recruiter who found my resume on indeed. Step one was answering eight basic questions:
    1. Are you open to relocation? If open to relocation, what states or areas are you interested in? We’re growing!

    2. Ideal current next opportunity, in terms of role, scope and scale?

    3. Why are you interested in exploring new opportunities at this time and why Amazon specifically?

    4. Do you have a BA or BS degree? If so, please name the institution.

    5. Current salary package? / Salary expectations for a new role?

    6. Largest number of employees you’ve supported at one time?

    7. Amazon Operations and Distribution is a 24/7 environment. Are you flexible to work a variety of shifts?

    8. Do you have previous work experience in a distribution or manufacturing environment?

    Once I answered the questions, I was contacted by the recruiter and scheduled for a phone interview. The recruiter did not call me at the agreed upon time, so I followed up via email. I was contacted the next day and we rescheduled. Once I completed the 45 minute phone interview, I was told that I was a great candidate and that I would proceed to the next step.

    Step two was supposed to be another phone interview with an HR Manager.
    Step three was supposed to be in-person interviews at another distribution center.

    Unfortunately, I was never contacted by the recruiter following our phone interview. Since I had been told I was moving onto the next round, I sent 2-3 follow up emails, but no response.

    Interview Questions
    • No real difficult questions - standard behavioral interview tactics as well as situation based, "tell me about a time you..."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    The process moved very fast. Went from phone screen to starting the job in 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you pushed back on a decision that was made. That question was fine but they probed my answer about 10 times. I didn't budge...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Good offer- Didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a career fair in early September, callback in mid October, phone interview late October, in-person interview early November, result a week later

    Interview Questions
    • Unstructured in-person interview, ensure that your thoughts are well organized, focus on customer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Leadership Development Program Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application through my school's on campus recruiting system and was contacted within 2 weeks. I had 2 back-to-back phone interviews, each lasted 45 minutes. They asked mostly behavioral questions related to common competencies of an HR professional or a participant in a leadership program (decision making, project management, communication with difficult people). I was toldby the recruiter who set up the interviews to expect behavioral and case interview questions, but they did not ask any case-style questions (thankfully). Both of the interviewers were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to make a difficult decision without having enough information.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Director/Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    As a very, very avid reader and a very early Amazon customer, I was excited to find, via Linked In, a job listing for an HR director. I send my resume in and was contacted about three weeks later for a phone interview. I found the phone interview to be pretty underwhelming - the recruiter just wanted me to 'walk her through' my resume. She then asked questions about why I left a particular job in 1998. A bit odd and not very inspiring. She said she would get back to me within a week, either way. Never heard from her or them again!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult - very routine, very generic and boring questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through a person who formerly worked at my university; they immediately offered to fly me out for an interview or compensate my own transportation. They also offered to pay for overnight stay and dinner which I unfortunately could not attend. The interview started off with a tour of the warehouse followed by 2 meetings with different HR people. I thought the interviews went pretty well but unfortunately I didn't get the job- I asked for feedback and also never got feedback so I was never really sure what went wrong...

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked what motivates you? I gave a couple answers and each time I was asked with, but why? I don't think they were looking for a right answer, maybe just trying to test you   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Business Partner 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 November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with a few screeners on the phone first. Went to one in-person interview with 5 client managers and one with 2 fellow HR practicioners. Amazon is extremely organized in the scheduling process and in informing you of who you will be interviewing with. They also give you clear written and verbal instructions on how to prepare and where to go, etc. Their interview coordinator/scheduler was very efficient, quick and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Amazon/AtoZ expect that all employees exhibit leadership qualities, so they ask specific behavioral questions related to their leadership prinicples (which can be found online).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Specialist Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Conducted two interviews. First with the Hiring Manager, second with another HR Manager. Both interviews were fairly standard. Situational and behavioral questions that were intended to validate information in my resume as well as identify if I was a good fit for the position. I did not hear from the Hiring Manager for four weeks. At that point, a permanent position was not offered but the opportunity to serve as a contract temp was offered.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design a process that could be scalable for a large organization like Amazon?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had to deal with a difficult co-worker.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Department Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume in to a recruiter, they emailed me about a month later to set up a phone interview in two weeks. The two weeks went by and they called for the interview. This position wasn't what I was initially interested in, or where my main experience lies, but they didnt seem too interested in using me where I wanted to be used. Questions were pretty basic and I felt pretty positive about how everything went. I was told I would be contacted within the week for a followup interview. Never happened. I emailed at the end of the week only to be told the position had already been filled but they were considering me for another, completely different role. I would prefer to be informed of these things.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

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

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I'm not sure if it's their recruiting department or the hiring manager, but the delays were ridiculous. I had a phone interview with both the recruiter and a person from the team. After each, there was a delay in about 7 days until they got back to me with "next steps". I had to reach out to them after the second phone interview and the recruiters said "great, this is good timing as I just spoke to the hiring manager and they would like you to come in for an in-person", I'll get back to you as to the best schedule. Waiting, waiting, waiting...I contact her after a few days and she books the interview date, which was a week out. The morning of the interview, the recruiter EMAILS me and tells me the position had been filled but that I could submit my resume for other opportunities. I was done. Bad follow through. Don't these recruiters know that the way they handle candidates has a direct reflection on Amazon as a company. Poor way to do business.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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