Amazon.com Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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Product Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in July 2014.

Interview Details

Email correspondence with an HR rep as well as a recruiter, who scheduled three phone interviews, each an hour long. Very difficult interviews - several tough case questions and prodding follow-up questions designed to fluster you and poke holes in your answers. After the third one, Amazon flew me out to Seattle for a day of in-person meetings. Also very difficult. The interviewers seemed really rushed, and none of them, beside the hiring manager, were on the team for which this position was hiring. They had obviously been well trained by Amazon to parse out the people who are sharp enough and fit their exact mold of what the idea candidate should be.

Interview Questions
  • Pretend you know nothing about Amazon Prime. How would you price it?   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Very tough and a long process. There were 7 rounds in total. 5 rounds in a single day. The questions were tough but very perspective in nature. They were keen on understanding the thought process rather than exact answer per se.

    Interview Questions
    • No specific question as such. The questions were relevant.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The role which was offered didn't suit my requirements

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I had a 30 min interview with a member of the team and then they flew me out to their offices. I was asked to write an essay about a product I built from end to end. Then I went through a round of 6 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time that you failed at work?
      When did you develop a product that didn't work?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Through University recruiting

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • One question that struck me by surprise was being position which I was applying for. Product manager of Technical Program manager.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    they were good in the communications. went in and had one round that lasted 1 hr, and was rejected. did not agree to give me feedback until process was over

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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