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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

Applied online and through university career fair. Two back to back 45-minute interviews were conducted at my school's career fair. Behavioral questions came first, but my first interviewer expressed dissatisfaction with my answers to each question. Technical questions weren't difficult, but I was encouraged to seek a less than ideal solution by my interviewer while trying to figure out the "trick" necessary to solve one problem in linear time.

Interview Questions

  • Find the subarray with the largest sum given an unsorted array of positive and negative numbers.   1 Answer

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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview

    Two 45 minute interviews. Applied through website, got an email in 10 days saying, they want to schedule an interview. They intimated a day before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Question regarding how to retrieve the second highest repeated number in array the second question was how to print the nodes of binary tree level wise   2 Answers
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter to set up 2 phone interviews. I had 2 coding questions where I had to code on my screen on collabedit.com. One was write a program that returns the nth fibonacci number and another was write a program that merges 2 linked lists.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview

    -2 back-to-back 45 minute technical phone interviews -friendly and easygoing interviewers

    Interview Questions

    • -Write a method that prints out an in order traversal of a binary tree   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online at Amazon careers website. Received an email invitation for 2 phone interviews back to back. Phone 1: Some initial theory questions about Java and BSTs. Then asked a question to find all the paths from root to leaf that sum up to a given number. Phone 2: Detailed discussion related to my projects. Asked few OS related questions. Asked about removing duplicates from an array. Sum of elements of an array equal to a given number with variations.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were quite expected. I encourage interviewees to keep their calm and everything will go fine.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com (West Lafayette, IN) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, standard intern payment

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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Amazon interviews its interns by having two, 45-minute conversations. If both you're interviewers say yes, then you're in. Otherwise, you get a third shot. You need two out of three interviewers to agree in order to hire you.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked standard data structure questions. For example, search times and design decisions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There isn't much negotiating as an incoming intern. But the offer is very reasonable so I didn't feel the need to negotiate.

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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    went through two phone interviews,

    Interview Questions

    • one question is to find a path in a maze   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend. I got an email from them a week later asking me to select a date for 2 back to back 45 minutes interview

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked two questions - how will you know which is the starting point in a circular linked list (write a program) and write a program to return two numbers from a function to the main   1 Answer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    2 Hour phone interview. 2 rounds of 45 mins each in those 2 hours. Result after 10 days. - Merge 2 sorted arrays without having duplicates. - Find all the possible permutations of a given string. - One simple question on hashmap. - Hashing concept in detail. - Complexity of all the codes. - A few questions based on resume.

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