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Area Manager Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.
A compilation of all the behavioral questions on this website. 1. Tell me about yourself 2. Strengths 3. Weaknesses 4. Why Amazon? 5. How can you translate your skills towards Amazon? 6. What experiences do you have that separate you from the rest? Groups/ Leadership 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 Negativity 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
- Tell me about yourself. Don't say something typical 4 Answers
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Area Manager InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
Digital Interview (recorded answers into computerized system). Given only 3 minutes to answer each question. Question is displayed on the screen; you're given 30 seconds to think of answer and then, you push start recording, and answer the question.
- Tell me about yourself and what makes you excited about working at Amazon. Answer Question
- Tell me about a time you brought a group of people with different perspectives together. Answer Question
- Tell me about a time you had a limited amount of time to make a decision with limited information. Answer Question
- What would you do if you needed to accomplish a goal as an area manager that required you to get the help of an operations manager. What if the operations manager told you he couldn't help you for 3 days. 1 Answer
- Math flow question & how you arrived at your answer after. Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Phoenix, AZ) in October 2015.
The start off by asking you a very basic operations math question. Fairly similar to the one on here and what they send you in the packet. After that there will be two interviews that are around 45 minutes in length. One will be strictly behavioral questions. The other you will review how you accomplished the math question followed by them changing a couple of factors and seeing how you deal with it. After that they will ask you a case question. The case question is not math they just ask you what you would do in a theoretical situation about the actions and interactions of a couple of employees. Then expect a few more behavior questions.
- Describe a time when you were completely overwhelmed and what did you do to overcome the situation Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2015.
30 minute phone interview. First interviewer talked about his background. He asked a few STAR questions, and a math problem. The recruiter emailed me and let me know if been selected for the next phase, which would be face to face interviews on site.
- Name a time when something went wrong and how did you handle it? Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2015.
I must say I was impressed. The process was extensive but Amazon wants the best of the best. It was as described; phone interview which included a math flow question and 3 behavioral questions. It was a 45 minute process. My interview was late in the evening. I was emailed by the recruiter about the next steps the very next day. They scheduled the (hopefully) final interview in a different city. It started with a tour of the fulfillment center, then there was a math flow question, for which we were given 15 minutes. This was followed by 4 different interviews; it is random and you might not answer the math flow question to start with. Don't get scared by the math question, take a deep breath and read it once or twice. I did that and was able to correctly answer it in less than 7 minutes. The person that talked about the math flow question with me was the one that talked to me about the case study. Then I was walked to a senior operations manager for a second interview. My 3rd interview was with HR, and then my final one was with the site leader. They pretty much ask about 3-4 behavioral questions which could all be the same. I had a great experience. Don't get me wrong, the interview was pretty difficult, but Amazon team was very very professional. I know not everyone has the same experience, but mine was wonderful. Make sure that you read up on their interview method and the 14 leadership values.
- Why Amazon?, Tell me about a time you failed to finish a project, tell me about a time when you had to finish a project, tell me about a time you helped your direct report with their ideas, tell me about a time when you had to convince your direct report to finish a project that didn't belong to you, tell me about someone you helped develop in a given role (i think that's pretty much it). Follow the STAR method and you will be fine. The math flow question was complicated. It was one of the stream to two departments question. I signed the NDA so I will not be able to elaborate on it. Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Phoenix, AZ) in August 2015.
Applied on Amazonfulfillment.com. A couple weeks later got an email asking what times I would be available for an interview, would I be willing to travel and how soon I was from graduating college. I answered those questions and a couple days latter was set-up for a phone interview. The phone interviewer was nice. Very focused on leadership and how you process and act within certain situations. Was moved on to the second round with an interview at the fulfillment center. They flew me out to Arizona. Hotel, flight, and rental car paid for on behalf of Amazon so that was nice. However, the interview process was not. It's understandable for interviewers to not be gipper and rays of sunshine. However, when your interviewing someone and your looking them up and down with a look of disdain or repeatedly questioning the example that has been given to you and why you don't feel that it is a good example is BS (looking at you HR girl). To add onto that, when I wrapped up my questions for her and informed her that was all, she remarked "umm"with a head jerk. While that particular individual was not a reflection of all employees and interviewers throughout Amazon, that crap was totally unacceptable. Clear-cut case of abuse of power. Despite all the above, I held my ground and sold myself. There are a total of four interviews and they don't last long (supposed to be 30 minutes each). Very impersonal. Overall nice to be flown out and to stay a night at the Hilton but Amazon seriously needs to have its interviewers step their skills up or hire new staff. Tis all.
- (paraphrasing) &#034;Name a time you had a project/task to complete that didn&#039;t go as planned/yield expected results/wern&#039;t able to complete&#034;. Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Tacoma, WA) in June 2015.
The initial phone screen questions were mostly behavioral based - Describe a time when you... and focused more on my team building examples. The initial phone interview was pretty straight forward and I was referred on to the next step in the process (on site interview at one of their fulfillment centers with other candidates) however, there are no scheduled interview events scheduled for the next 2 months. I don't understand how they advertise open positions and then not have a timeline to hire the candidates. I will have to keep applying to other positions while I wait for months for the next step in the process.
- Phone screening Math Flow question: You have 30 associates, 2 are not on the production floor. Each can process 150 UPH; Each works 8 hr days, 5 days week; each day each worker is given 2 15 min breaks. How many units can they output per week? Once I answered that part correctly, I was asked how many more associates are needed to produce an additional 10,000 units/week? 1 Answer
Area Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Tracy, CA) in July 2015.
1 phone interview and a 3 hour on site interview. Look up the leadership principles and try to incorporate them into your answers. Just be friendly and be yourself. When they tell you to dress casual, dress casual. No need to wear a suit. I wore a pair of Chucks, Hudson Jeans with a nice Banana Republic button up and a BP blazer.
- I signed a NDA so I cannot submit any interview questions. 1 Answer
Area Manager InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon.com (San Bernardino, CA) in July 2015.
First, a phone screen with a Senior Ops Manager, then an interview "event" at the fulfillment center. There were around 10 other people interviewing for the same position during my event. Interview event consist of a facility tour followed by a math question and 4 45min interviews. The interviews are behavioral based and use the same questions posted here. The math question is the same one on this site, and there is a follow up math question (neither is difficult). Overall it was a good experience, unfortunately I was out competed.
- Name a time you had two separate problems that you discovered had the same underlying cause? Answer Question
Area Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
15 Minute for a math question, 1 interview with operations manager, 1 interview with HR person. You take the math question in a room with all the other candidates, the recruiters aren't useful and don't reply to your email... Always say you're willing to relocate anywhere because they'll most likely hire you (even if they say it doesn't affect your interview).
- What was something you were going in to and noticed that you're going to fail, what did you end up doing Answer Question
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