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Updated Mar 27, 2014
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Software Engineering Intern Interview

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – I applied on their website. They emailed me to set up interview times. I had two 45-minute interviews back to back. They were mostly technical, asking coding questions with an online shared document for solutions or just asking general CS questions. They got back to me in a couple weeks.

Interview Question – Be sure to know complexity analysis for every bit of code you write, and how to use the STL if you're writing in C++. Know how to use hash maps/hash tables.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had another offer that I felt I had to take.

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2011.

Interview Details – I applied through the company website. Later contacted by a recruiter. Set up two phone interviews on the same day. Each interview was around 45 minutes long. I heard back from the recruiter after around one week. The phone interviews consisted of solving coding problems and writing the code. Later I said what I wrote and the interviewer took note.

Interview Question – Reverse a linked list - both iterative and recursive way.   View Answers (2)

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Operations Leadership Intern Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – One initial phone interview that lasted around thirty minutes. About a week later, I was told I would need to complete a math case study, and would be scheduled for two back to back phone interviews. The math flow question was not particularly difficult, they were mainly interested in seeing how you approached and solved the problem, not necessarily your answer. The first of the phone interviewers, an Area Manager, asked me to explain my thought process for the math question, and for the rest of the call focused on a more behavioral case study. The second phone interview was another Area Manager, who asked pretty standard "tell me about a time" behavioral questions.

Interview Question – A large case study question in which I was asked how, as a manager I would react to a certain unethical activity. As I responded, the situation was changed around in different ways and was then asked to explain how my behavior would change. Not extremely difficult, but definitely requires being able to understand the rules of a company and how a manager should properly treat his or her employees   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Lots of questions about recursion. Mostly technical questions with a little bit of behavioral questions. Made me an offer a few hours after the interview.

Interview Question – Binary search on a sorted array that was rotated once   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – Could pick teams, but none for salary

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

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Interview Details – I applied thru school's website and got interviews at the Seattle main campus. There were 4 rounds of interviews, each last half an hour. A combination of both behavirol and technical questions. all starts with "walk me through your resume" and they would pick questions from the resume. there was also mini case studies.

Interview Question – How do you explain NPV to a non-finance person?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online through my university career center website. There were four 30 minute interviews back to back. Three of the interviewers ask behavioral questions and the fourth is the "bar-raiser" that will ask a few technical questions. As for the hiring process, I got a response from the recruiter within a week of interviewing with the offer.

Interview Question – Why do you want this position?   Answer Question

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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

Interview Details – Applied on campus and was invited to on campus interviews. Two technical interviews of 1 hour in duration each.

Interview Question – How would you represent a graph with million nodes ?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Internship and hence I did not negotitate

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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

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

Interview Details – Campus interview. Ask about binary tree and write code on the paper

Interview Question – Pretty simple and basic   Answer Question

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User Experience Research Intern Interview

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Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2013.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview first. Obviously they only have less than 20 researchers at Amazon, so they are despretely looking for interns to help. The phone interview was supposed to be 30 minutes, but after 15 minutes my interviewer told me: we will definitely have you here for a on-site interview and that's the end of the interview. After 3 days I had the onsite interview, which consisted of a one hour portfolio review and two 30 minutes 1:1 interviews. The portfolio review is quite standard, and the 1:1 interview is based on the portfolio review.

Interview Question – What is your favorite research method? What is a website/app that you like or hate and why?   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2012.

Interview Details – Contacted the campus recruiter and submitted an application over the web. There was a phone interview, and then I had to go into the Amazon HQ in Seattle to fully interview. There were three back-to-back half hour interviews. It was mostly a qualitative questions with a single question about price point.

Interview Question – If we are making X amount of revenue on 60 units of product and the profit is X - what would the new price point have to be in order to make Y revenue.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – 6 months had to be taken off of school.

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