I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.
Interview Details – A compilation of all the behavioral questions on this website.
1. Tell me about yourself
4. Why Amazon?
5. How can you translate your skills towards Amazon?
6. What experiences do you have that separate you from the rest?
1. Tell me about a time when you were leading a group, were assigned a goal, and did not reach it
2. Tell me about a time when you had a group conflict and how did you overcome this conflict?
3. How did your actions in a leadership role increase productivity?
4. Tell me about a time when you dealt with an employee with poor performance
5. What is your take on leadership?
6. Tell me about a time when you had a group conflict and how you overcame this conflict?
7. What kind of roles have you done that were leadership roles?
Behavioral Leadership & Safety & Customer Service
1. Tell me about a time when you dealt with ambiguity?
2. How important is safety to you? Rank Customer Service, Quality, Safety
3. Do you go against a supervisor who made a decision that goes against corporate policy and is a potential safety issue for one of your employees
4. How would you handle an employee who showed up to work drunk? (not very relevant)
5. Name a time you had to convince someone to do something they did not want to do
6. Tell me about a situation where you directly impacted customer satisfaction
7. What type of leader are you? Explain your leadership style. What does it mean to be a leader?
8. How do you motivate people?
9. What did you admire most about one of your previous supervisors
1. Tell me about a time you failed and how you handled it?
2. Tell me about an ethical conflict with your boss and how you’ve handled it
3. How do you deal with stress?
4. Have you ever proposed an idea to a superior and were ignored despite knowing that it would produce a positive result? How did you handle it?
5. Explain a time when you had to deal with poor job performance
6. Name a time you screwed up
7. What frustrates you
Continuous Improvement/ Problem Fixing
1. Tell me about a time when you leaned out a process
2. Tell me about a time you had a difficult job to solve
3. Walk me through a different scenario of a process you invented or improved
4. Tell me about a time you attempted to refine a process and failed
5. Give an example of a time when you found a simple solution to a seemingly difficult problem
6. How has your past experiences included lean management, six sigma, kaizen
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Don't say something typical Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – You take a tour. Make note of a few things to ask a few simple questions... "Where does all the ERP and information systems take place?" "What are the major bottlenecks?" etc. Everyone hangs out in the same room. Its hard to tell how selective they are. One of the interviewers said that they have very high hiring standards but then the girl overseeing the interview process kept on saying that she would like to hire all of us and that she really needs as many people as possible. I thought that I said some things that would kill my chances in the interview but was given an offer anyway. The math problem is super easy and the EXACT problem is found several times in other reviews. Look at some of the behavioral based questions and be prepared to answer some tough ones like "you are given a shift of 150 people, what do you do?" Its pretty open ended but they are looking to see how you think. They all have poker faces so its very hard to determine how well you are doing. I asked some questions which they really liked such as "Do you have any feedback for me?" "What are some of the key things you look for in a interviewee?" Etc. They will respect you more if you can ask a question that puts them on the spot.
Interview Question – "tell me about a time that something was outside of your control, what did you do?" "You have to manage 150 people, what do you do?" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I am actually still in the process of accepting one job over another. Amazon has many benefits but I am being flown out to another interview this week. There are many things that have turned me off about Amazon upon doing extensive research about the position. I still may take it as the career potential is impressive.
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – First phone interview in the process. Questions about your previous leadership experience. One was how you solved a seemingly difficult problem with a simple solution. Another was how you coached and mentored individuals below you to succeed. Also there was a simple simple math question. Took about 30 mins.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – You are set-up for success in this process. The recruiters follow-up frequently via email and phone with all the information you need and help coach you with everything you need to be prepared for. The tour of the distribution is amazing. The software does almost everything. The dress code is really relaxed too which is nice. The compensation package is pretty impressive too.
Interview Question – The match question can be tricky if you're not good with percentages. I had to manually hand jam it because it was a bit too early for my brain to work right but I got the right answer. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.
Interview Details – In the final round you will be fortunate enough to tour the fulfillment center. After the tour interviews will commence. You will have the chance to meet actual people who work there and ask any questions that you may have regarding the position.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you had to deal with ambiguity. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – Applied through my school and online. A few months after initially interviewing they reached out and invited me to interview at my school. Couple hours after my initial interview they invited me for an onsite interview. They informed me of their decision 3 days after the on site interview. Overall neutral experience.
Interview Question – They asked a lot of questions and followed up by asking how my contribution helped the company, specifically looking for x% cost reduced, sales increased, etc. They also asked a math flow question and a behavioral what-would-you-do scenario question. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – Applied online. Got a call for a phone interview a few days later. That went well and got the email. They flew me to South Carolina for a tour of the facility and 4, 30 minute interviews. Questions were pretty basic. Overall a great experience. Haven't heard back and it has been 3 weeks.
Interview Question – none Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – Phone Interview. Then On-Site interview that lasted 4 hours, 4 different interviews
Interview Question – Situational question regarding 2 employees that consistently arrive late for work. You discipline the employee under you, but the other employee is not disciplined by another manager. How do you handle this situation? Your employee keeps bothering and telling you that the other employee is not getting disciplined by their manager. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – First exchanged emails with a recruiter who I later had a phone interview with. One week later I was invited I site for a face to face I interview which consisted of meeting with 4 people for 45 minutes. It also included a math flow problem and a case study which was provided to me prior and then discussed in two of the interviews. Math flow was very easy and the case study questions are common sense stuff. It was a little nerve racking meeting, but my interviewers were incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. I enjoyed hearing about their experience a within the company and they seemed genuinely interested in what I had to say. Overall it really was an enjoyable experience.
Interview Question – None were really unexpected as they were all your typical behavior based questions except with the added twist of being data and metrics driven. Example: tell me about a time you analyzed historical data to make a process better...etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was above what my salary expectation was so I did not attempt to negotiate.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details – First met the recruiting team at a career fair and later that day had a 2hrs interview with a Sr. Operations Manager. Next, a phone screen was conducted with the General Manager of the facility where I would later get an offer. I was flown to the site of the fulfillment center and had a tour of the facility, completed a math test (work rates, flow rates, etc.), and conducted several interviews that consisted of a panel of 5 leaders in that particular facility and then a 2-on-1 with the GM/HR Head. The process took approximately 4hrs.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you have an employee how did not meet your expectations and describe what you did about this situation. How much do you know about Amazon / our operations here in this city. Answer Question
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