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Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Quality Assurance Engineer
Irvine, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

Interview Details – The position was advertised as a software quality assurance position. It turns out that the Amazon developers test their own code and the QA people are responsible for test automation and tool building. This is how Google and Facebook operate also. The industry has found that if you hire more testers, then the quality of the code decreases because the developers do not test at all. Holding developers accountable for the quality of their code instead of testers is the key. Writing tests needs to happen before coding starts - ideally automated unit tests such as test-driven development.

Interview Question – All questions were about programming more appropriate for a developer. No questions about testing or quality assurance.   Answer Question


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2011.

Interview Details – I applied on Amazon careers website around 1st April and got call from Amazon recuiter in 1 week around 6th April. I was scheduled for 1st phone interview on 8th April.

1st interview was nice. some questions I can recall are
1) Asked me difference between class & object
2) Abstract classes
3) Hash Table
4) Program to check for palindrome (made it easily in 5 mins)
5) Black Box Testing
6) White Box Testing
7) ASked me how I will test my program
8) Why I want to join Amazon
9) Tools which I use currently,

Few days later I got mail frm recruiter for 2nd phone interview around 15th April

This one was bit tough but I answered nicely. some questions I can remember are

1) Design World Wide Web from scratch
2) A webservice takes 10 secods for processing but 120 secs for data Transfer, how will you speed up the process (I mentioned parallel processing but he asked me to go beyond it) maybe faster internet smthing
3) Gave me Fibonnacci Program to write (did it in 2 mins)
4) Diff in white Box & Black Box Testing
5) What happens when user types in Amazon.com home page URL in address bar.

2nd one was bit tough, But I gave pretty decent answers except the 1st one.... got mail from recruiter 2 days back that they are moving forward with other candidate :) better luck next time ....

Hope this help others ...

Interview Question – Also he asked me Define Testing   View Answer


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Seattle, WA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2010.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews and 1 on site. Recruiter was painfully slow to schedule an on site interview.

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Quality Assurance Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2010.

Interview Details – Initial contact was from the HR in response to my application for a QAE position. The phone interview was scheduled for 1 hour. The HR sent a generic email about the interview process stating that the interview will be technical covering areas of data structures, algorithms, coding/design. The position I was interviewing for was QAE which does not require programming expertise- so make sure you follow up with HR about the specific position's requirements.

The phone interview started 15 minutes late (and the interviewer never gave a reason nor apologized for the delay).

Interview Questions

  • Given an array of integers, how would you move the duplicate integers into a different array? What is the efficiency of your algorithm?   View Answer
  • How would you test the "Find" feature in an application such as MS Word?   View Answer


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2012.

Interview Details – 5 Round.
- Test case Enumeration
- Scripting
- Problem Solving
- Bar Raiser
- Hiring Manager

Interview Question – All scripting and problem solving questions are difficult.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They gave better than i expected and i dont want to get greedy.


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in July 2011.

Interview Details – Candidate will hae 5-6 rounds and will be subjected to different areas of testing like
Test case enumeration
Debugging and Problem Solving
Scripting
Hiring Manager

Interview Question – There is no specific question as such which is difficult. But felt little uneasy when they focus on Data structures for a Quality Assurance Engineer which is not in my preparation.   Answer Question


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2011.

Interview Details – Initially, the resume selection itself filters alot of candidates. You really have to be good at your work ex as well as education to get through this phase.

Once the resume goes through,

Interview Question – There was this problem solving question on finding out the shadow length when the buildings were given in a particular fashion   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There weren't any negotiations...The offer made was very good.


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2011.

Interview Details – there were five rounds of interview .. Starting with papper based test where you need to write java and scripting codes for the questions. More weightage is given to the optimized code. and than writing test cases for the same and trying to improve the code. Than few rounds on datastructure and logical reasoning

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions asked   View Answer

Negotiation Details – nope there is no negotiation


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Quality Assurance Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2012.

Interview Details – Totally 4 rounds were there

First Round(Written):
1. An Address book in your mobile has its contacts syncd with the Internet.
   write test cases for this scenario.
2. Find second smallest element in an array without sorting
3. A Printer is connected to your laptop.But when trying to print a file it doesn’t print properly.
  i) How will you identify the problem?
  ii)What steps will you take to rectify them?
4.write a program which should accept and integer and print output as below

eg. 1 *

                   2 *
                                     ***
                                     *

                  3 *
                                    ***
                                    *****
                                    ***
                                    *

5. for the code below,analyse and list all possible test cases

read p
read q
if p+q>100
print “large”
endif
if p>50
print “p large”
endif

They gave me a score of 16/25 in this round and so i was shortlisted.

2nd round(Technical+HR):

            I was escorted to the interviewer’s room and she asked me the following questions.

Why Amazon?
Why Testing?
Test case for Mobile phonebook (which was asked in written)
Test case for A4 sheet
Test cases for Gmail.

Finally i was asked if i had any question.
I asked if there is a possibility of switching from testing to development side after joining as QA.She said it will take atleast 1 year to switch over as Developer.

I gt eliminated in this round :(

Interview Question – Test case for Mobile phonebook   View Answer


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Quality Assurance Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2012.

Interview Details – I got a call from the recruiter who got my profile from a job site. She scheduled my 1:1 interview in 3 days so I didn't get much time to prepare. As the requirement was very urgent and I was a local candidate, I didn't have any telephonic or online interview. On the 1st day I had 3 rounds of technical interview. Each of them interviewed me on a different set of skill sets. 1st interviewer asked questions on problem solving and programming. Once I completed them, I was asked to write test cases for it. 2nd round was mainly related to automation and scripting. But the interviewer also asked programs and questions automation scenarios. I was also asked about the role I had in my previous company. These rounds lasted 1 - 1.5 hour.3rd round was with my hiring manager. It was a bit more difficult. He asked many behavioural questions, 1 relatively difficult puzzle and questions on problem solving. Then I had the final round with the bar raisers. It was the most difficult one. After this I was mailed the feedback within 3 days and got the offer after a week. It went too smooth and very swiftly.

Interview Questions

  • Describe your current role with your current employer.   Answer Question
  • You are working for a big brand. And even your role is interesting. Then why are you looking for a job change?   View Answer

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