Interviewed at Amazon.com
Interview Details – asked relativiley simple questions. mostly coding questions about stuff you learn in school. first interview was much easier then the second.
Interview Question – reverse a string in one place. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2013.
Interview Details – I had given my resume to an on campus recruiter and I was called in for an interview. The interview consisted of four half an hour sessions that were a mix of both technical and behavioral. I was interviewing for a business internship and the people who conducted the interview were impressively intelligent and all had their MBA's.
Interview Question – What was your biggest failure? View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiations
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2013.
Interview Details – Had two telephonic interview. It was great talking to the interviewers. They asked 4 easy questions related to linkedlist, binary search and sorting.
Interview Question – All the questions were very basic. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – Very simple two rounds phone screening. About past projects and programming languages.
Interview Question – All very straightforward. Simple dictionary tree, hash table, finding prime numbers. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Communicating with HR:
Recruitment Team was extremely helpful and accommodating to my schedule. I had an expiring offer to deal with when Amazon first contacted me and they were able to squeeze the entire process into one week and conduct final rounds via Skype rather than a traditional office visit. I don't want to say that future applicants should expect the Recruitment Team to bend over backwards like this but it reflected very positively that they were so helpful.
2 half-hour interviews back-to-back. There was absolutely no small talk, interviewers asked rapid fire questions, flipping back and forth between "tell me about a time when..." and strategic/scenario questions. I was asked something like "if you were going to launch Amazon Streaming, how would you go about it" and then I walked through it methodically like a consulting interview.
4 45-minute interviews back-to-back. Same style as the 1st Round, just longer and more intense. Each person asked a mix of behavioral and strategic case questions. For behavioral, they are definitely looking for specific examples of working across departments, taking initiative, making decisions with very little or ambiguous data, and working with numbers/databases. The case questions were pretty interesting and relevant for the position:
- You've been charged with getting a Sports Uniforms and Equipment retail product off the ground. How would you do it?
- Jeff Bezos gives you $10M to start a business unit; what would you do?
- Amazon is considering leveraging its video library in a free, ad-supported format like Hulu; will it work?
Dress neatly but casually and don't hide your personality!
Interview Question – Jeff Bezos gives you $10M to start a business unit; what would you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate, not sure you can (the default terms were very attractive anyway)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.
Interview Details – It was an on campus interview with 2 rounds. The interviews comprised of mostly behavioral questions on past and current experience and how do they match with the current requirements at Amazon
Interview Question – Explain about a process improvement technique that you have improvised over your workplace in detail. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.
Interview Details – There were 3 interview rounds. The first interview round started with basically explaining about my projects. Later he shifted his focus to basic Questions in java. The Questions were quite easy but he asked everything in details. He later gave me a shared editor and asked me to code for common parent in a binary tree. The second interview started in the same fashion, asking me regarding the projects. It was followed by again coding questions on the shared editor.The interviewer asked me to design a parking lot. He also asked me various stuff on External Sorting. The Third Interview was a bar raiser interview where there were certain tough questions to be tackled.
Interview Question – Explain Collaborative Caching? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.
Interview Details –
I started off by applying online on their website. Then, received an email for a phone interview, two of them. 45 minutes each with a 15 minute break in between. I gladly scheduled for a date and time.
The first interviewer was pretty cool, but I struggled with the question, there was not enough time to complete a implementation of a function (longest path in a tree). I answered all his previous questions with ease though.
The second interviewer also asked an algorithm question, which was about sorting numbers in two separate arrays. I thought I did pretty good, since I answered them correctly and gave optimal solutions. I explained every step of thinking and any alternative solutions. You should be able to go through your thought process well.
Know your Big-Oh notation and algorithms before you do the interview. There aren't really "trick" questions, but just tough questions.
I didn't hear back for two weeks, so I followed up. Surprisingly, I got email asking if I was interested in Fall internship position rather then Summer. But I have school, so I couldn't take it. Then, I got a email couple days later saying they needed interns in Toronto, Canada and asked if I was interested. I said yes, since I've visited Toronto before and wouldn't mind working there.
They prepared everything fast and even made the visa application process easy for me. The recruiter wasn't that fast in responding, but the second one is efficient. I really liked their hiring process.
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, it's an intern position and the pay is already great.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – I have submitted my Resume online through their career website. Got a e-mail to schedule telephonic interview , within a week span.
Interview Question –
Write a program to find all possible pairs in array that sum up to X. With efficiency O(n).
What is shared pointer? How will you say a tree is binary tree?Linked list has a loop? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied several times so I do not know which one made me get the interview. But I think it took at least 3 month after my last application. I had 2 back to back phone interview. The questions are easy (cracking the code interview!!!), but I was too nervous. :(
Interview Question –
1. build a queue using 2 stacks
2. find the first repeated number/string in an array
4. given an array of strings, find all the anagrams Answer Question
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