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Manager

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details – You need a good resume to begin with. Be prepared for a first couple of rounds of telephonic interviews and several face to face thereafter. On the day of face to face be mentally and physically prepared for the long day. Questions are behavioral and based on leadership principles of the company.


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Hyderābād (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring process in Amazon in very strong. There are almost 9 rounds for each level. 3 telephonic and 5-6 onsite

Interview Question – None   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2012.

Interview Details – Process started with a recruiter coordinating a phone interview to screen. First call was basic with information about background on the company and the specifics of the team the position was for with a second level manager from within AWS. Second interview was setup days later with a technical team member to review technical depth of each candidate.

Great discussion and good communication throughout the process. Interview for the managers is technical after the first introduction so if you aren't a 'coding' manager or have some recent experience it may be a struggle for you.

Interview Question – First interview questions were on background and experience. (Real basic questions just getting to know you) Second interview was around fibbonacci sequence and how to develop code to compute. Last was around differences between basic data structures in object oriented languages.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Different position that I thought I was applying for. (Front line manager and was expecting more of a director level from the description). Good organization and strong spirit of innovation and technical contribution.


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Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2012.

Interview Details – was contacted for a phone interview, after submitting my application through LinkedIn.

The interviewer was from a technical background, and asked me some coding questions right from the beginning. I'm not a coder, so I didn't answer them well.

I also received a few social media related questions, but the interview was more heavy on the technical side.

Negotiation Details – Sure was,


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Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2012.

Interview Details – very long interview process

Interview Question – Reason to setup a work location   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – work profile


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Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2010.

Interview Details – initial phone interview tests problem solving skills. more problem solving skills ensue with specific technical focus. once phone screens are cleared, on-site interviews gauge candidate against core leadership principles of the company. for technical interviews, deep technical questions (think yegge).

Interview Question – you are designing an elevator system. describe how and what you would design.   Answer Question


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Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process at Amazon is intense. For multiple management roles, I've had 7-8 interviews each time. My experiences with the people has always been positive. I've been welcomed and interviewers have been engaged and interested during the process. The questions are tough and the expectations are very high. Be prepared to get outside your comfort zone in the interviews. I appreciate that the interviews push you beyond your norm as that's what working at Amazon is like.

Interview Question – One interviewer drew on the dry erase board and had me work through various puzzles. He wanted to see my thought process and how I work through challenging situations - was I able to think outside the box, come up with viable solutions, etc.   Answer Question


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Very Difficult Interview

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Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2010.

Interview Details – There was a phone interview that was mostly performance as well as behavioral questions. After passing the 45 minute phone interview it went to an on the site interview. I was shown the facility (FC). Where I than solved a math flow problem. From there I interviewed with 2 individuals. After that, I interviewed with two more employees. I was asked to explain my math problem and how i solved it. From there they made up new numbers and problems on how to solve the problem. 5 days later I was given a contract.

Interview Question – Name a time when you failed?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, the offer was generous, and in one years time I could renegotiate a new contract. There was no reason to make waves in order to earn 3-4 thousand more.


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Average Interview

Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2009.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume and cover letter through my university and got an e-mail to set up a phone interview with one of the senior managers a month after resume drop deadline. The interview was casual and was more focused on learning more about my experiences, interests in the company and commitment to the function I was applying for. After the first phone interview, I was contacted for a second interview (with the same type of phone interview--getting to know me). The last interview, I had to fly out for an in-person interview. There was a group of 4-5 members at my panel interview and another 1:1 interview. Overall, it was a very good, not so difficult experience.

Interview Question – What were your best customer experiences?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate (standard campus recruitment package)

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