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Marketing Specialist
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring process can be very fast. If you qualify and seem like a fit, they will stop interviewing and hire you. Amazon doesn't require four candidates in interview phase in order to hire one person. You may not get the job for which you apply, but recruiting pays attention to possible fit for their teams among the "not a fit for this job but a fit for Amazon" pool.

Interview Question – Questions are focused on what you have done and achieved, not on theoretical behavior. Be ready with examples and more examples, and lots of data.   Answer Question

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I applied online and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – After being contacted by a company recruiter via email, a phone interview was scheduled with a marketer. The interviewer was very focused on asking questions to see how comfortable I was with data driven marketing environments. The marketer made it clear that the position would involve making sense of massive amounts of data.

Interview Question – Give me multiple examples of when you have used data to make marketing decisions?   Answer Question

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Marketing Specialist
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2013.

Interview Details – I sent my resume in through their careers portal and about a week later received an email from a recruiter to set up a phone interview. She called two days later and basically wanted to confirm my background and experience. She was looking for specific examples of what I have done in the past and how it might have been relevant to the job. Call lasted about 10 minutes and I was told she was going to pass my resume on to the hiring manager and contact me in a few days.

Interview Question – What *specifically* have you done at past jobs related to the job description.   Answer Question

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Marketing Specialist
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone screen. Then 6 back to back 45 minute in person interviews at their headquarters in Seattle. All the interview questions were your standard behavioral/situational type STAR method questions. Interviews were noticably more difficult as the day progressed, ending with the "bar-raiser." The role of the bar-raiser is to make sure that you are better than 50% of the Amazon employees already doing the position you are applying for and to offset the hiring manager's need to fill the position quickly. The bar-raiser has veto power on whether or not you get hired.

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  • Describe a time when you were successful in dealing with an unstructured work envirenment.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you had tight deadlines and didn't have time to consider all options before maing a decision.   Answer Question

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Marketing Specialist
Seaton, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2012.

Interview Details – asked some unusual questions like if you had to incorporate a new state into the US how would you do it. overall pretty easy.

Interview Question – If you had to incorporate a new state into the US how would you do it   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Other job

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Marketing Specialist
Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

Interview Details – After I sent my CV on the company's website I was contacted by email to arrange a first call interview with a member of the team. The person i spoke with made lots of questions like "tell me a time when xxx happend. How you behaved?". It lasted about 30/40 minutes. Then I was contacted for a second call with the hiring manager. The interview was pretty similar. Lots of questions like "tell me about a time when..".
After that I was contacted by HR saying I got the job (gave me the starting date etc). They called me back in 2 hours saying there was a mistake, as I had to go to the office to meet the team first. "Meet the time" turned out to be 3 hours interview with 3 different people, 2 of them were the same I spoke on the phone with. I had to answer to the same questions again and again. After that I haven't heard back from them until I chased the HR after a week . They called me to say they decided to relocate the position to a different office in Europe (where the hiring manager was based) and asked if I was still interesting. This was my 4th interview experience with them and it was negative as usual. HR are not organised at all and need to be chased all the time.

Interview Question – Lots of questions like "tell me about a time you had an idea that was beneficial to the entire company". Just try to be as much specific as possible and be sure you acted according to Amazon's principles (find them on company's websiet)   Answer Question

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Interview Details – This is a marketing specialist position in Amazon Payment. So the hiring manager ask me about my finance background and give her some examples for database marketing.

Interview Question – If you need to do decision in limited time, what will you do ?   Answer Question

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