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Amazon.com Operations Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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Operations Manager
San Bernardino, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2013.

Interview Details – The process is very structured. It is a POD setting with managers from all over the network participating. You may or may not be meeting with the people that you will eventually work with. You will be in a room with other candidates, who will be interviewing at the same time.

Interview Question – You will be expected to provide detailed summaries of how you have solved problems in the past. You will be expected to solve a series of math problems.   Answer Question

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Operations Manager
Cincinnati, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2013.

Interview Details – Very Tough. 5 hr pod. 4 different interviews, each 50 mins. Use the STAR method of interviewing. They drill down to get the details to verify the story

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision with little data. How did you handle it and what was the result?   Answer Question

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Operations Manager
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied to the interview through a referral of my friends. They did send my resume beforehand. Interview process took about 4 weeks and it was a normal interview except the weirdo questions they'd ask.

Interview Question – I did use The Impossible Interview App for iOS to learn and prepare for the Amazon Interview Process, and most of the questions where in the app. For me it was very helpful to see the questions and from then on I prepared my answers in my head so they would be more unique and original. I would say to anyone that applies at Amazon just stay calm and try to answers all the questions no matter what in your original and unique way.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I got a better offer form another place.

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Operations Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.

Interview Details – Quick process. Meeting recruiter at hiring fair. Received an email about 2 weeks later to set-up phone interview. Interview was with a Senior Operations Manager and really just served to see if Amazon was a fit. Waiting to hear back.

Interview Question – Ask a few work flow questions. Must admit (and was told) that my logic was spot on, but the actual math was a touch off. Just be ready.   Answer Question

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Operations Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Submitted an application via the website and heard nothing for three weeks. Contacted every Amazon recruiter on LinkedIn that I could find and got no response. Went to a virtual career fair and chatted with a recruiter. That recruiter looked me up in the system and told me someone would be contacting me and to watch my email like a hawk. I did so and finally got a questionnaire. Conducted a phone interview and was told I would hear something in the near future but it has not happened since the interview a week and a half ago. Recommend looking at math questions found on Glassdoor. I thought it went well but I guess we'll see...

Interview Question – How do you develop your team? Really no questions were overly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Operations Manager
Cherry Hill, NJ

I applied online - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

Interview Details – Four individual interviews with 2 Operations Managers, 1 HR Manager and 1 General Manager. Review of resume, description of professional situations in which I disciplined....suggested....mentored...initiated...directed...
One interview reviews previously emailed case study questions as well as math process flow questions given that morning. Flow examples on Glassdoor.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you objected strongly in a given situation and had to stick to your guns.   Answer Question

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Operations Manager

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

Interview Details – Hiring process was very systematic, it started with telephonic interview, after clearing your telephonic, you will be called for the final rounds of interviews. Telephonic interview will be judge your expectation in terms of salary and position and final interview will be a mix of technical and behavioral interview. Interviewer in the final round will try to change the situations and ask you for your decision and past examples, the way you have handled the situations.

Interview Question – You have to explain each answer in the format of STAR, i.e. situation, task, action and result. The interviewer expect you to follow the same pattern for every answer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 1. They will ask you, your expectation and i got the fare overall package. There was no negotiation. I think the package designed for each category is fixed and there is little room to change that.

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Operations Manager

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details – With all my experience in the transportation and logistics field, they still did not think I was qualified for the job. It was the typical apply online at the Amazon.com careers site they have.

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Operations Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter. I went through a series of emails, I then was asked to do an interview into a webcam n my computer. My responses were recorded then saved for someone to view at a later date. Three weeks later I was contacted by a different HR person and she set up a phone interview with an operations manager from Seattle.

Interview Question – Mostly questions about Amazons Leadership dimensions. The a couple math questions (same questions found on glass door.com)   Answer Question

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Operations Manager
Indianapolis, IN

I applied in-person and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Amazon uses that STAR method - Situation, Task, Action, Results. Many questions: "Tell me about a time (SPECIFIC date) when you xxxx". Have numerous examples on hand. Interviews are not interrogations, rather a relaxed atmosphere where the interviewer is seeking to know your leadership nature, communication and you.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself in two sentences.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Accepted.

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