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Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

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.   View Answer
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was selected after their on-campus visit. The interview was also held on campus. Interviewed with 2 people for 45 mins each.
    First interviewer: 1) In an array, all numbers appear odd number of times except one. Identify it. Optimize.
    2) Implement a cache and write code for it.
    3) What is virtual memory? What types of scheduling are you aware of?

    Interview Questions
    • Given a 3x3 keypad with ABC on number 2, DEF on number 3 and so on. Given a set of numbers, output all the english words that can be obtained from it. Assume an in-built function exists to check if the given word is an english word or not.
      Eg: inuput: 228, output: bat, cat, act and so on.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    -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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There isn't much negotiating as an incoming intern. But the offer is very reasonable so I didn't feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    went through two phone interviews,

    Interview Questions
    • one question is to find a path in a maze   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    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   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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