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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Amazon.com (Richmond, VA) in March 2012.
The questions in the interview are algorithm design and coding.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in November 2011.
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.
- How would you design x system. Now imagine you need to scale that 1000x Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Concerned about work/life balance.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day – interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in August 2011.
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.
- Have you proposed an idea to your company that would save the company time and money? How was it received? Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in February 2011.
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
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Amazon.com (New York, NY) in October 2010.
Applied online and got a phone interview.
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The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in July 2010.
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.
- Have you worked in complex technical environments? Answer Question
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in June 2009.
Communications and organization of the interviews were very prompt. Had 3 phone interviews which was excessive
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2012.
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.
Great Offer no negotiation
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The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2012.
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...
- 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 ? 1 Answer
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The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2012.
The interview process was very quick. All the contacts (interviewers and HR) acted very professional. Well run process. Typical interview questions - they are looking for common sense answers.
- What are you looking to gain at Amazon? Answer Question
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