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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2012.

Interview Details

The questions in the interview are algorithm design and coding.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process was smooth and I talked with some excellent people. I didn't prepare in advance and I think that helped, as all my responses were genuine.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design x system. Now imagine you need to scale that 1000x   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Concerned about work/life balance.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was very pleasant and open ended. Was also tested on my skills, so have pen and paper ready to answer technical questions if asked. I was able to ask questions of the interviewer at the end, so have those in place, and the interviewer was very responsive. I am awaiting to hear the outcome.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you proposed an idea to your company that would save the company time and money? How was it received?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    i got a mail to show up 1 week before the interview. it was a 45min interview. i passed the first one and was scheduled for 3 more 1:1 interviews the following day. at the last interview i was told tat my decision would be conveyed to me in a week. they took 2 weeks though and rejected me

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Communications and organization of the interviews were very prompt. Had 3 phone interviews which was excessive

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very disorganized recruiting coordinators and recruiters who don't follow up and seem completely confused about what position *they* contacted you about. People on the interview loop seemed to think that Amazon interviews are "intense" but they are breeze compared to Microsoft and other high tech companies.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward, HR staff could not have been better. Kept me at ease through full process. Exactly as expected from reading reviews here. 2 phone, 1 day x 6 onsite interviews.

    Negotiation Details
    Great Offer no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews:
    * first one was more an informative one to describe the exact job
    * second one was a more "behavioural" one, with usual hr questions like " did you ever disagree with your boss ? what did you do ?", "did you ever disagree with a client ? what did you do ? why did it work?". That interview also contained a lot of questions based ona technology I had used for another projecs with questions like "what are the advantages of this technology? would you recommend it ?what were the consequences for your project..."
    * third interview was postponed the day before the interview because the guy was sick (it seems that they only had one guy for interviews... no comment) well, anyway, his English was difficult to understand (clearly not his mother tongue...). The third interview was the technical one with questions about sql, xml, some basic Linux commands, tcp/ip...

    Interview Questions
    • Let's imagine that you are doing some operations on tables, the server containing the database goes down, how would you do to perform the operation anyway ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was a pretty hard interview. Be sure to know your data structures and algorithms. They also had a portion where they tested you on your overall design of software

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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