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Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA).
OCR through university. The interviewers are patient and polite, remember to ask all clarifying question before your response. The entire process moves very fast, Amazon HR inform candidates about the result of the first interview within days, following that the second interview was scheduled within a day or two.
- Normal behavioral and situational questions Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.
The first interview was a phone screen by the HR recruiter followed by a phone screen by the hiring manager and then finally an onsite interview. However, prior to the onsite interview I was asked to complete a written interview question. I was given the choice to answer one out of two questions that were presented; the length was expected to be between two and four pages. The onsite interview was with 7 different individuals in various job functions and each asked probing questions that were generally around the Amazon leadership principles. The onsite interview lasted 6 hours and was quite rigorous.
- Give an example of something you have done that is innovative Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
No process. Was randomly contacted by recruiter and we set up a screening call. Recruiter did not call, I tried reaching out and heard nothing back. Then almost 3 weeks later I get emails from 2 different HR reps wanting to set up a phone interview with hiring manager. after a couple of reschedules had the call. After a extremely brief impersonal intro (basically interviewer's name and confirming that time was a good time to talk) the first question was do you have any questions I can answer!! Really? Well, the fact that we haven't yet talked and I have had minimal conversation with HR I really have no information to base any questions on.
- The rest of the interview was questions like: How would you introduce AWS in an elevator pitch, questions about previous product management and product launch experience. Wanted specific examples of what improvements the product introduced, etc. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.
Phone interview for an hour first. Then a recruiter setup an on-site. I am already in Seattle, but if you are out of town, they will fly you in. It was delayed once due to them setting up the wrong "interview loop". Onsite: 9 interviewers total. Mostly drilling down on past experience, focusing on actions taken plus the usual why Amazon and why Product Management. Interviewers were other Senior PM, Senior Manager, PM, Director, HR, and the Bar Raiser.
- Describe a time when you had to jump into a situation. What was it, what did you do? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in August 2015.
Just starting interview process. Took a long time to actually get connected to an internal recruiter. Had first phone screening call which went well. Hiring Manager is out for a few weeks and will be pursuing further conversation when he gets back.
- Not really a lot questions yet, mostly told me about the entrepreneurial spirit of the company and the Amazon Principles. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
two phone screens followed by onsite. All the questions were behavior focussed and were based on your prior expreiences. The interview was very well coordinated and the hiring manager takes you for a lunch interview.
- Behavior questions Answer Question
Helpful (27)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amazon.com.
The interview consisted of a total of four rounds. Two out of the four were interviews were case based. One of the four interviews was conducted by "bar-raiser" - an Amazon employee who eliminates candidates who do not meet Amazon's "bar". Amazon decides whether or not to consider candidates for the Sr. PM Technical role. The Sr. PM Technical role offers a higher compensation than the Sr. PM role.
- Case: If you had to launch the contact lens category on Amazon.com, how would you do it? Size the opportunity. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2015.
Pretty neat, recruiter reached out via recruitment coordinator. scheduled 2 phone screenings. and post that an onsite interview for 5 rounds. I liked the fact that they were pretty responsive to any questions. one thing that i had an issue with was that they didnt choose to share the feedback.
- how would you price a gaming service Answer Question
Helpful (4)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.
Two phone screens then an onsite all day interview with 6 people. I prepared by pulling examples which I thought hit each leadership principle but you have to be in your a game in order to weave them in. I thought the interview went well but not only did not get the job I got turned down by two other teams based on the feedback. Beware you basically get one shot then your done.
- Every question was "tell me about a time...". the key is to bring up the right examples while not using the same ones over and over because you speak with 6 different people who all take notes. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.
They seem to have a canned process for cycling people through. It is a bit impersonal. This statement applies mostly from the recruiting department. I am guessing they are overwhelmed and don't have time for pleasantries. The actual interviewers were nice and great to speak with. I have heard they frequently interview you for a job then offer you a different role. This may or may not be a good thing to you if you interview here. They have very stringent selection criteria.
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