I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details –
I was brought on-site for group interviews with other soon-to-graduate students.
Had to do a coding exercise all day long in team of 2-3 people.
The exercise wasn't really team-based as there were 3 distinct parts to be done and each member can do one without interacting with the others.
They pulled use twice during the day to discuss our solutions and see what we were doing (twice 15min).
Interview Question – You need to be able to explain your solution really quick as you don't spend a lot of time with the Amazon person. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – The first step of the interview is to write code on a website called interviewstreet. There are 3 coding problems on data structures and algorithms. The first one is to check whether a list has loop or not. The second step would be on site interview. However, I failed in the online assessment.
Interview Question – There wasn't too difficult question. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details –
The process was very smooth. There was an outbound email that provided the initial details, though how I got into their system I'm not sure. From that there was a technical skills test which led to an in person interview in a neighboring city.
The interview itself was about five hours, interviewing with four technical managers and a single HR representative.
Everything went very smoothly, and everyone was, for the most part, pleasant to talk to about the concepts core to the business and the job details.
Interview Question –
I haven't interviewed in a while, but all the questions seemed to be pretty standard fare. "Go to the whiteboard and write an algorithm that accomplishes thus and such, with the caveat that it perform in no worse than linear time."
They were largely interested in how the problems were tackled and what types of solutions were produced. Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
The offer was very competitive, but would have moved my family and children across the country from all of their relatives. It was very promising at first, but after some serious gut checking, it just wasn't something we were willing to do at the time.
It was a great offer, and a great experience, but we just couldn't take that leap at that time.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – 2 phn interviews for interns
Interview Question – wont be difficult - u should be good in recursions Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details –
I first was contacted by an Amazon recruiter via LinkedIn. Then a phone interview was setup, which included general discussion of my background followed by quiz questions about object oriented programming.
Then I was scheduled for an interviewing event at a hotel. The setup wasn't very user-friendly. The hotel had two lobbies, and it wasn't clear where to wait.I asked the hotel staff, and waited in the correct place, and eventually an Amazon recruiter came by and said someone would be back.
Then the repeated routine, of 1 or 2 persons would get me from the waiting area, bring me to a conference room. Some brief general discussion, then was asked about a problem or challenge recently experienced at my current employment of a certain category. By the 3rd or 4th interview, I didn't have a new situation to answer the question and asked if I could repeat one I told to a previous interviewer. Told it was OK, but I don't know if it was held against me when they compared notes later.
Then each would ask me to solve a software question on a white board. I felt the first and second ones I did very well. The third I barely solved, after asking a lot of questions and finally seeing the solution. The fourth I thought went well also. The fifth was more difficult, and I don't think I fully correctly solved it.
After that, they would ask for questions about working at Amazon, then a little bit of general discussion before bringing me back to the waiting area.
I met a couple of other people waiting, and not all made it to the fourth or fifth hour interview. I made it to the fifth. It was more difficult, and less friendly than the previous ones. Later they wrote back to say I wasn't accepted.
Interview Question – Question related to representing aspects of a chess game, data structures needed and code to solve a chess problem. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through the company website. Later contacted by a recruiter. Set up two phone interviews on the same day. Each interview was around 45 minutes long. I heard back from the recruiter after around one week. The phone interviews consisted of solving coding problems and writing the code. Later I said what I wrote and the interviewer took note.
Interview Question – Reverse a linked list - both iterative and recursive way. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Amazon.com.
Interview Details –
First, there was an online coding question, which was not easy.
Then there was an onsite interview. Generally simple questions over 4 technical rounds.
1 Print all the elements in an array that have occurred an odd number of times
2 Design a Chess game
3 Design a Parking Lot
4 Given an array of stock prices, where the increasing indexes of the array signify the increase in time. Return a good time to buy and sell such that profit is maximized.
5. Given a Linked List, split this linked list into 2 lists such that one list contains only odd numbers and the other one contains only even numbers
6. Find the square root of a number. Optimize.
Interview Question – Everything was really easy. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – 2 online tests followed by 2 phone interviews in the first round and finally 4 interviews in Seattle
Interview Question – What are the criteria you would follow to open a retail store? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.
Interview Details –
Resume given at campus job fair. The entire process consisted of 4 in person 1:1, 45 minute interviews at my school campus. First, an initial interview. If that one was passed, then they scheduled 3 more interviews with different interviewers over the following 2 days. The following day they extended me an offer. This was the same process for everyone who interviewed at my school.
Along with the offer, they invited me to fly up to the Seattle headquarters to see the site and meet with current engineers, have dinner, etc.
Somewhat strange as I was expecting the process they've done in the past, where they do an initial phone/on-campus interview and then fly you up for a full day of interview on-site.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual or unexpected. Basic technical questions about linked lists, binary search trees, circular arrays, OO design. Pretty casual process actually. Answer Question
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