Amazon.com Marketing Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2015
23 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

61%
4%
33%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

65%
20%
10%
5

Interview Difficulty

3.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

23 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (3)  

Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in April 2015.

Interview

Initially connected online via a recruiter. They expressed interest in me for a position I had not applied for which wound up being an even better position. A phone interview was scheduled. Phone interview went quite poorly, it was more of an oral exam to determine my worthiness than an interview. Questions were abstract and not about the actual position.

Interview Questions

  • Describing the construction of review system and what data would be best used.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Amazon.com

  1.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    They emailed me out out of the blue. I had a hirevue interview, a phone interview and a face- to-face interview in downtown Chicago. The reimbursed for my parking. The were very cordial. I interviewed with 3 different people. The first guy was a little tough. I think he was playing the bad cop. The other 2 people were nice and laid back. The interview was last week and I still haven't heard anything.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    1 phone interview then flown to Seattle for a 5-hour round of interviews. The phone interview was pretty easy and straightforward, most professionals wont have a problem here. Once you get to on-site the interviews get significantly more difficult. They will ask a lot of specific questions and ask for recommendations on how to improve specific sections of Amazon.com. Love how fast they move, Amazon HR gets it done fast. Most of the people interviewing me were not familiar with my area of expertise (web analytics), and were unable to answer my questions on some of the specifics on what Amazon is doing to measure certain scenarios. I was also a bit surprised that not a single interviewer from marketing knew any code, or SQL, whatsoever. Where I work now, coding is a requirement for most of the marketing team and is needed to build tools to do thorough analysis. I did not receive an offer, but all-in-all i thought it was good experience. I probably would have accepted if given one but I have since found a higher paying position at a smaller company. I was able to recognize the 'bar-raiser' interview and I think that part of the process may be what eliminated me. Specifically one question that I think had a debatable 'correct' answer. (included in the interview questions section).

    Interview Questions

    • If you notice a drop in conversion rate on a product, what could be the cause of this?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (5)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Applied online. Four phone interviews and in-person interviews with 6 people in the main Seattle office. Mostly all the interview questions were behavioral "tell me a time when you..." kind of questions. They bring in a person from a different department to ask you unexpected questions.

    Interview Questions

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2014.

    Interview

    First phone interview was with the recruiter. Then there was the phone interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager on the phone lacked people skills. Some questions were not even relevant to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you address problem X if you had not limit on the budget and resources?   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (20)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The entire process consisted of two phone screens and an in-person interview in the Seattle SLU office. Phone interviews become progressively more difficult, and the in-person interview included many of the same questions already asked. Some tips: 1. Be prepared for a mix of both "tell me about a time when..." and achievement-based questions. Use in-depth examples, and include figures/results whenever you can. Following your initial answer, you will be asked several followup questions so also have your long answer thought out in advance. To this end, have an arsenal of past situations at work that can speak to Amazon's core principles. 2. Put in 110% into your interview with your bar raiser - from what I hear, they hold a lot of power in the decision process and can essentially veto a candidate (please correct me if this isn't true). 3. You will probably be asked (a couple times) about a time you have failed in a role. Speak openly, not apologetically, and be able to show that you learned something and have not repeated the same mistake. At the end of the in-person interview, even though I was exhausted, I didn't feel that it was too taxing or difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you observed two business opportunities to improve ROI, and how did you determine they were connected?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary and total compensation package far exceeded my expectations - did not negotiate.

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    First interview is a phone interview where you will be ask several hypothetical questions. Base way to think about it are the case study questions from Business School. You will need to think about your answers, there will be few "easy" questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How you deal with a vendors failure to deliver on large contract during the holiday season? Be specific. There will be several follow quesitions.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (5)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    There is an hr interview to start. If you pass that (which if you are somewhat qualified you should), you'll have an initial interview based on the leadership principles. A second interview will follow where you have to do a case study. If you pass both, there will be an on campus interview with 5-7 people. Expect Amazon to follow a strict process (no surprise) and be on top of everything (you won't be left wondering whether or not you will move on to the next step and what happened)

    Reasons for Declining

    Everyone was professional just had other offers that suited me better

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview

    Typical of what others said. To be honest it's not that hard if you are smart and know your stuff. Just be prepared and well versed in your resume, experience, and Amazon's Principles

    Interview Questions

    • How would you reprice amazon prime if your goal was to greatly increase profitability   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very hard to negotiate but they offered a very fair package to begin with so it was ok

  10. Helpful (8)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.com (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Amazon moves rapidly and aggressively in their recruiting process. I got an email from a recruiter the same day my referral was submitted. Two days later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. Next day a phone interview with the skip-level manager. Next week an onsite loop. The loop consisted of five 45-minute interviews with team members and a "bar-raiser." Bar raisers are people brought in to see if a candidate's skill level exceeds that of the current team. Amazon is committed to elevating the team's performance with every hire. The loop was exhausting - rapid fire questioning with no bathroom breaks or time to take notes. I barely got any questions in of my own as interviewers were tagging in and out relay-style. I got a verbal offer by phone two days later.

    Interview Questions

    • "What would you say to someone who complains about advertising on Amazon.com?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation on level and base was virtually impossible. Amazon is much more flexible with signing bonuses. Standard is 2-year contingency, with about half paid on completion of the first year of employment.

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.