Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Brand Manager Interview
The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
There were two hour long phone screens, followed by eight in person interviews at the offices in Seattle. The questions were all over the board, but most were behavioral questions asking for examples of how you have responded in certain situations before, and drilling in to your examples as far as possible.
- I can't recall the exact wording, but they want to know how you have used data to make decisions in the past. Once you give them an example, be prepared to go very far in depth with it. They will ask details that might even seem irrelevant, and the questioning process on that one example can last upto twenty minutes. Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Amazon.com
Brand Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in September 2014.
A recruiter emailed me out of the blue to setup an interview. The next day we had a sort of informational interview. She liked me and asked if I'd like to have another phone interview with a hiring manager. A couple days later I had the interview and was asked to do another one. A couple days later I had the final phone interview. Then I heard nothing back. About two weeks later a temp agency recruiter at Rylem Consulting emailed me out of the blue and said her colleague at Amazon told her that I did not get the job at Amazon and said if I use Rylem I may have a better shot. In other words, an Amazon recruiter gave out my personal information and data to an outside agency in addition to telling her of my application status. Basically, I heard through an outside agency, a stranger, that I did not get the job at Amazon. Really professional, Amazon. Not to mention the complete breach of data and confidentiality.
- Why Amazon? 1 Answer
Brand Manager InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in September 2012.
I was initially contacted about a planning position but moved into this role instead after 2 phone interviews. Started process over for second roll with 2 phone screens before being flown in for a full day of interviews (7 people). The full day of interviews is intense. There is lots of good information on glass door about the types of questions to expect. Of the 50+ questions I prepared answers for (found on glass door), I was asked at least 75% of them. I spent a lot of time preparing for the interviews and it paid off. There is a "bar raiser" interview and hiring manager and the "bar raiser" need to agree in order for you to get hired in most cases. My bar raiser was not as intense as some of the others I read about on glass door, but I could tell who he was because his title didn't match the others in the loop of interviews. Mine was a director of finance and I was not interviewing for a finance job. Overall process was intense and stressful, but well worth it!
Not much room for negotiation on base salary. Was only able to get that up a few thousand, however the sign on bonus (if one is offered) is where they are able to increase significantly.
Brand Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in August 2012.
I was contacted by the recruiter soon after applying for the position on line. Two phone interviews followed with the hiring manager and his counterpart. I was then flow to Seattle for a 1 day interview that consisted of 8 interviewers, 45 minutes each, back to back. Was very let down by the experience once I got there and pretty much tanked the interview on purpose. No one was smiling at the company and while I was interviewing from 8:30 am to 2pm, no lunch or food was offered to me other than some snacks in the interview room (which the interviewers where shocked to find...and I was not going to eat during the interview). The atmosphere was depressed as was the decorating of the buildings...which had chain link fence as part of the interior design?? It was quickly apparent that Amazon has little regard for their employees personal lives and cares little about work/personal life balance. The compensation stucture is also dubious. I actually left the interviw mad and would not have considered ANY offer.
- How would I change the website. 1 Answer