Amazon.com Interview Questions

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
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    Loss Prevention Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    A relatively new recruiter reached out to me via e-mail, and asked me if I was interested in an LP position and to e-mail her back a questionnaire. After do so I had a 20 minute phone screening with her. A few days later I had a phone interview with an L.P. Manager. I explained that I had no LP experience - that I am really an ops manager. They said they could always teach me. They ultimately flew me down to their Mufreesboro, TN fulfillment center for onsite interviews. These were four 45 min interviews with all behavioral-based questions. You are really interviewing for your fit within the company more than the position itself. All 4 interviewers said I had no LP experience (like I mentioned at the beginning of the process), but I had a ton of operational experience. About a week later they called me an said they could not offer me an LP position (no surprise there), but they said a recruiter from operations would contact me with positions matching my background. Ultimately, the recruiter said they would make me an offer for an Area Manager position as soon as one opens up at one of the 3 FCs in my region. I did not have to go through any additional interview steps. It has been about 6 weeks and I continue to wait.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The phone screen with 3 interviewer spanned 3-4 weeks. It was some kind of engg managerial position. But details of the positions were never disclosed to me. All of the individuals asked me if I am willing to relocate to Seattle. I was mainly interested in bay area position which the recruiter knew. So all of the interviewers were quick to add that there were opportunities in bay area also.

    Interview Questions
    • There were nothing really difficult or that unexpected. Managerial type questions can have multiple answers. But your answer may not be the one they are waiting to hear.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    it consisted of four rounds. first was HR round where we were asked to talk about ourselves. then we had an online assessment which was logical and had to basically stick to the rules set and not think in a regular manner. then it was a voice and accent test. final round was with the operations manger who was quite cool and also went well.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online one year ago and maybe one week later, one HR contact me, and asked me if I had got the interview within half year, and I said this is the first time I applied Amazon. Then, he gave me a link and let me answer the three code questions within one and a half hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Search a element in a matrix using log(n) time.   View Answer
    No Offer
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview with payment team, after 2 phone interviews, Amazon invited me to Vancouver office with 4 interview. From 8am~12PM, there are 4 questions, 2 algorthm/coding questions, 2 OOD questions, the interviewers from different groups

    Interview Questions
    • for the OOD questions, it is too brief to answer it, e.g. design a libaray managment system, just one sentence without any detail even you ask which functions should be consinder.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cloud Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was productive and thorough. They don't make you feel bad but their goal is to test your skills which always means taking you to your breaking point. If you walk out on cloud 9 then you likely won't get an offer but if they grill you and you hold your own but still feel like you could have done better then you stand a chance.

    Interview Questions
    • Hard to say, the entire situational interview was tough.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not bad. I was up front on what I needed to make it work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Web Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone screenings. First one was about asking me technical questions mostly about frontend web technologies. Second one was behavioral interview and I had hard time understanding the interviewer's French accent.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a referral from a linkedin recruiter. I had a phone interview with someone from the corporate office within a couple weeks. It was mostly problem solving and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • Where would you put a inventory/distribution center and why? Name some of the products you are familiar with, what is your favorite product.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Supply Chain - Senior Business Intelligence Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) I applied Online on their website after seeing the job opportunity in Linkedin

    2) The coordinator sent an email to schedule a phone interview. It was set 2 weeks after that email

    3) I got the phone call. The following questions were asked:
    - Why do you want this particular position?
    - Why amazon?
    - Why Luxembourg? (I live in a different country)
    - Tell me about a time when you were committed to something and didn't reach the goal
    - Tell me about a time when you failed
    - What programming languages have you used lately?
    - Are you good with SQL?
    - Explain to me a project you have done lately that is related to the position... only the highlights

    4) I got an email the next day telling me that I wasn't selected... No feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were committed to something and didn't reach the goal   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The detailed questions listed in other summaries are very accurate. The "math" problem was the first question. The interviewer did not agree with my answer. When we reviewed it, they said it was correct.

    Interview Questions
    • The math problem is difficult to 'answer' on the phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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