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Amazon Sr. Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2017
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amazon (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied for an internship in the Amazon PMT program. 1st round was 2 interviews back to back - 30 minutes each. The second round has the same format, but with the interview length extended to 45 minutes each. The interviewers were product managers. The 'bar raiser' could be identified easily as they try to know exactly what you did ,why you did it and how you did it.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is your biggest accomplishment?
      2. When was the last time you created a metric and implemented it?
      3. A time when you dealt with ambiguity?
      4. What will you do if your engineering team tells you the product will not be ready on time for launch?
      5. What do you think is Amazon's challenge right now?  
      Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Received an email to set up a video chat. Had an initial interview via video chat, 30 minutes with two employees, and was extended a final interview as well, 45 minutes with 2 different employees. Interviews were a mixture of case and behavioral questions- the same for initial and final interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Amazon?
      Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a boss. What did you do?  
      Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Two back-to-back interviews (1:1 format). Mainly behavior and mini case. They are all around the Leadership Principles of Amazon. Please make sure you are familiar with those. They interview a lot of candidates so it can feel a little mechanical/checking the box.

    Interview Questions

    • If your engineer tells you that a product launch will be delayed for 6 months, what would you do?   2 Answers
    • Tell me a time when you fail?   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone screen with recruiting followed up by a phone interview with hiring manager. The hiring manager canceled on me twice, but they were very apologetic about it, however it's still not a very good candidate experience or first impression of the company. Both calls lasted 30-45 minutes and were basic phone screen type calls.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic S.T.A.R behavior questions. I.E., how would you handle this type of situation or tell me a time when you were faced with this problem.   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Amazon (Boston, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process is 30 mins back to back, total 1 hour, interview is one on one type. Interviewers introduced their jobs first and then asked about my resume. Interview process is 30 mins back to back, total 1 hour, interview is one on one type. Interviewers introduced their jobs first and then asked about my resume.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Product Manager MBA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon in January 2017.

    Interview

    The first round was conducted in a back-to-back video conference format, 30 min each. Most of the question they asked are behavioral questions and one mini case question. So it's better to know your story behind your resume bullet points and fit them to those Amazon principles. They want to know what you actually did and they dig hard.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your proudest thing in the past year? Answer them in 60 sec.   1 Answer
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Very intense interview process, Start from 9:30. 45 mins each interview, no break time arranged. 8 rounds of interviews in one day, the last round is culture fit interview. All interviewers are male.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked lots of what if questions, and give me an example of XXX questions   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Warm and Comfortable.. More of behavioral questions and case study based approach. Questions more based on the current job experience with few questions relevant to the role at Amazon. One Telephonic interview followed by another one...

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    A friend who was an internal reference got me an informal talk with the hiring manager. Applied the next day and got an email from HR a month later asking for a phone interview. They set up the phone conference and everything. First interviewed with a Finance Manager on the team on the phone for a half hour. Two days later got an invite to interview with the Development Manager on the phone for a half hour. Two weeks later I got an email saying that the hiring manager took a pass on me, but advised my resume stay in the system for other open roles. Really bummed I didn't get this one, but I can say that they gave me an honest shot and were professional about it.

    First Interview Questions
    1. Go over your background in the products field
    2. Example of PM type work on your resume
    3. What does Product Management mean to you?
    4. How do you influence people who aren’t directly reporting to you?
    5. What’s the most innovative thing you’ve done?
    6. Example of a complex problem and making a simple solution
    7. Sacrificed short term gains for long term results
    8. Why Product Management?
    9. Talk about your SQL and Cognos experience
    10. Have you worked with dev teams before?

    Second Interview Questions
    1. Tell me a project you planned from the beginning with dev?
    2. How did the ROI conversation go?
    3. Who was in charge in selling and how did you do it?
    4. Tell me about a time a project got delayed and what did you do?
    5. Tell a time when you had to cut features to make a deadline for the product?
    6. Best product launch / Worst launch?

    Interview Questions

    • Example of a complex problem and making a simple solution   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager University MBA & Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initially started with a 1.5 hour long online and written assessment to apply for all their University & MBA graduate programs. I'm assuming they used that assessment to match me up with the roles they thought I might fit in. Had two 30 minute back-to-back interviews where they asked me typical behavioral questions. Mostly geared towards culture fit and work experience.

    Interview Questions

    • • Time you sacrificed short term benefits for longer term goals
          • How to present customer needs to a engineering team.
          • Project you worked on that had a lot of obstacles
          • Time you suggested a change to management and was rejected
      Project that required data and deep analysis  
      2 Answers
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