Amazon.com Software Developer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.

Interview Details

I applied through a friend whose team was hiring in Seattle Area. They called me up and we had a brief chat about setting up the interview.

Once the interview was setup I got a call from them on a Friday and the interview process lasted 30 minutes. Yes 30 minutes, it was that bad.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Difficult Interview

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Telephone Interview
    - Asked about basic hashmap, linkedlists, arraylists, OOP questions (15 minutes)
    - Program how to return the sorted list given 2 unsorted lists(1 hr.)
    - Program how to return the inorder traversal of the tree given a preorder string (1 hr).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received an email from recruiter to set up time of interview. An hour long phone interview recommended to not be driving and make sure your phone has enough charge for long interview. Two developers on the call. Asked about previous experience, basic object oriented programming questions followed by online programming test.

    Interview Questions
    • Give the Big-O for the given data structures and their usages in particular scenarios.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went quickly after submitting a resume. The phone interview was the toughest of those I've had, covered the broadest range of questions instead of one problem in detail. Shared document for part of that. It went well and an onsite interview was scheduled very quickly afterward. It was the one dog-friendly office I visited, which would've been nice :)

    Interview Questions
    • NDA covers exact questions. Coding on a whiteboard, both design and algorithm coding questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a software developer position for Amazon Global Payments. The interview lasted about 90 minutes where I was asked questions on data structures, CS fundamentals, basic algorithm knowledge and asked to solve a coding problem using Collabedit (online whiteboard). Did some research before the interview and answered the questions easily. Had trouble with the coding problem but seemed to complete it okay.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to break up a string with no spaces into valid words ie. "itwasthebestoftimes" should be processed to read as "it was the best of times".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First,they asked my about my preferred language then i was asked all the technical question and in later they asked me more about the projects I have done. Then at the end they asked me whether I had any question for them. The question was like :
    1)what is a BST? given an example then was asked is this a BSt?
    2) write the code for find whether the tree is BST or not?
    3)time complexity of your algorithm
    4)write your atoi function with two parameter as base and number.

    Interview Questions
    • All the question were basic coding question. They asked me to the implete a simpler version of a mine sweeper game.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Like most people here, two 45 minutes back-to-back phone interviews by two engineers. First interview was full of conceptual questions and a lot on resume. Second was coding, like basic data structure and OO design.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied in university career services, two 45-min interviews on campus.
    Generally not hard.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    For college students, an on-site group interview is likely, without any phone interviews.

    I was contacted a few days after submitting an online application and resume, for an on-site interview later that month. All the interviewees were college students, both undergraduate and graduate.

    Due to non-disclosure I cannot discuss questions, but it is already known that these group interviews split candidates into groups of 3, and allow them to each work on a portion of a problem. You are given a laptop, and a choice of languages, and several hours (roughly from 9:30am to 4:30pm) to provide the code for the solution.

    During that time there were several interviewers who took us aside to ask us how we were solving the problem, first as a group, then as individuals. This part was closer to a standard interview: discuss the problem, things you fix, things you fail to fix, further work.

    There was a tour in the morning, and a Q&A with employees at the end of the day.

    Received an offer a few days later. Had 2 weeks to decide. Was given a choice of groups within the company to join.

    Interview Questions
    • Non-disclosure Agreement covers these questions.

      Recommendation: fully outline your plan in comments before writing code. If you do not finish, or your code does not work correctly, there will be a record of what you intended.

      Standard review of algorithms and data structures is good, but also practice writing, running, and testing code.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I am a recent graduate, so I did not have leverage to negotiate, but am content with my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Campusong (Philippines)
    Anonymous Employee in Campusong (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    annoying interview with lady taking notes on her pc the whole time.
    They all seemed bored as if they just woke up. Which they probably did.

    Asked a few algorithm questions. Simple stuff. Know hash tables, trees, stacks, etc

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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