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Updated Apr 24, 2014
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Product Manager

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Interview Details – First round: Two 30 minutes telephone interviews
Each interview has a small case
You have to have a very deep understanding of their products.
They do not care you do not have enough knowledge about their products to solve the case problems.
So it's not only critical thinking ability tested.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2012.

Interview Details – Phone screen by hiring manager followed up by full day interview loop. There were five interviews during the interview loop. Each interview has a distinct focus (work history, business case, break even analysis, product spec and cultural fit). The interviewees consisted of peers to the position, a VP level interview and an engineering peer. Be ready for a very analytical interview.

Interview Question – Describe a time you have disagreed with your manager   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Through University recruiting

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  • Should Amazon enter into selling contact lenses ?   View Answers (2)
  • Tell me about a time when you broke a complex problem into simple sub-parts ?   Answer Question
  • How would you improve an existing amazon product ? How would you measure the impact ?   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

Interview Details – Amazon recruiter contacted me via e-mail for an interview for a product management role. The 1st scheduled call was cancelled by the recruiter for unavailability of the reviewer. Call was rescheduled 1 week later with another person. Questions were as followed
1. Describe your background
2. Describe an instance where you had to make an important decision with out approval from your boss
3. Describe a customer feedback recommendation that you implemented

Overall very courteous throughout the whole process. I was not selected for the second round. Recruiter could not provide feedback.

Interview Question – One question that struck me by surprise was being position which I was applying for. Product manager of Technical Program manager.   View Answer

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – The hiring was done at my school through an MBA program. We had 2 in person interviews each for 30 minutes as the screen, followed by 2 more final rounds of interview. After the first round, we waited for an email from HR to let us know if we passed. Questions were around product features - some mini-case problems and some situation questions.

Interview Question – Design a fridge for the blind   Answer Question

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Product Manager
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I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

Interview Details – Everyone was very courteous, punctual, and easy to talk with at Amazon. There is a bit of a mystique about the interview process. I went through two phone screens but did not proceed beyond that, and one really doesn't ever find out why.

Interview Question – I cannot remember any questions verbatim, but conventional wisdom I heard beforehand was true. Provide detailed answers. They want to get beyond the generalities of a resume, so the more concrete you can be, the better   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details – Series of phone interviews, if one team didn't find it a good fit, they turned it to another team

Interview Question – Usual questions nothing unique   Answer Question

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Product Manager

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Interview Details – got a phone call from the hiring manager. all behavioral questions to test EQ and ppl skills.

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Product Manager
Seattle, WA

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

Interview Details – Email from HR, then a call from a Sr. Product Manager, 30 minutes interview

Interview Question – Be clear what kind of product manager you want to be, product development, partnership/relationship management, or just managing the product. Read well the job description to identify what they are looking for   Answer Question

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Product Manager

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details – Got interview through a Career Fair whil dong MBA. First round interview involved 3 managers for 30-45 minute interview. They were mix of case and behavioral.

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