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Amazon Management Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Manager, Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    This must have been the most inefficient interview with some of the most incompetent management I have ever encountered.
    I went for a 7 interview marathon with the company and each interviewer told me a different story about the job.
    The apparent hiring manager got degraded to a simple 'sit-in' position and told me in the face-to-face interview that he was no longer in charge of the hiring process.
    The actual manager was far from being competent. She asked me the silliest questions; obviously not having read my CV while being preoccupied answering her emails during the interview.
    When I finally had it, I asked her a few questions about her background and she failed on every level.
    I turned down their offer as it is certainly not a company I would ever want to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, just stupidly repetitive. Have never experienced anything as inefficient as that.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Amazon (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    It was a stress interview

    Interview Questions

    • What is the probability of a cricketer to be selected in Indian ODI, test team and T20 team?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Senior Manager, Vendor Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon in September 2012.

    Interview

    I went through 3 separate phone screens, one with the recruiter then one with a hiring manager, then one with a peer. I was then flown to Seattle where I had 8 interviews over an 8 hour day. The interviewers seemed to be working from a master list of questions that they divided up. So most of the time was taken with a heavy behavioral group of questions. Everything from "tell me about a time where you disagreed with your manager, but had to execute anyway." to "tell me about your worst hiring decision.

    Each took what appeared to be detailed notes, except the most senior person I met with and the person who took me to lunch, who would have been a direct report.

    Also, before I went, I had to do an essay. I didn't love either of the two questions I was given.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most inventive or innovative thing you’ve done? It doesn’t have to be something that’s patented. It could be a process change, product idea, a new metric or customer facing interface – something that was your idea. It cannot be anything your current or previous employer would deem confidential information. Please provide us with context to understand the invention/innovation. What problem were you seeking to solve? Why was it important? What was the result? Why or how did it make a difference and change things?   Answer Question
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    Technical Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cork (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Cork (Ireland)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    First contact was by email. I had a half hour phone interview 10 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Technica questions about basic things like cookies, https....   Answer Question
  6.  

    Technical Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon (Hyderabad (India)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring bar is way much higher than the other firms.
    The quality of people considered from external sources is way good.
    However, when moved internally this falls in the negative direction.
    People are moved to next levels just on the tenurity not on the skills they possess.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you add value to your role?
      Where do you see yourself after five years/
      Why should I hire you?
      What changes would you enlist?  
      Answer Question
  7. Helpful (5)  

    Transaction Risk Management Services (TRMS) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderabad (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amazon (Hyderabad (India)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The first round is JAM (Just A Minute) where a random topic is given and one has to speak about it. This is where one's communication skills are tested

    The second round is an online test where one's analytical and loical thinking is tested.

    The third round is PI where the HR tries to extract your iinterest towards the jobe role and your commitment towards the company.

    The final and fourth round is OPERATONS INTERVIEW where the head of the operations dept will be taking the interview asking you various puzzles to check your logical thinking.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the actual work process of a transaction risk management person other than the regular challenges like fraudulent transactions taking place   Answer Question
    • Tell me 10 kinds of fraudulent transactions that can occur ? (no normal or regular answers please)   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (9)  

    Senior Manager, Vendor Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Luxembourg (Luxembourg)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Questions asked on the phone:

    - What is bigger: four thirds, five fourths or one
    - If the budget increased 100% from 2007 to 2008 and 100% from 2008 to 2009 what is the total growth from 2007 to 2009
    - If 2 trains depart at the same time from 2 places 65 kilometers apart and one goes at 80 km/h and another one at 50 km/h when will they meet
    - If 2 cars start at the same place going in opposite directions and drive for 6 km and then turn left and drive for another 8 km, what's the distance at the end

    Interview Questions

    • - What is bigger: four thirds, five fourths or one   1 Answer
    • - If the budget increased 100% from 2007 to 2008 and 100% from 2008 to 2009 what is the total growth from 2007 to 2009   2 Answers
    • - If 2 trains depart at the same time from 2 places 65 kilometers apart and one goes at 80 km/h and another one at 50 km/h when will they meet   4 Answers
    • - If 2 cars start at the same place going in opposite directions and drive for 6 km and then turn left and drive for another 8 km, what's the distance at the end   2 Answers
  9.  

    Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a production efficiency evaluation. I was provided with several different production circumstances and was asked to use the information and determine proper allocation of my "employees" for that day. This was very difficult, and I was given several curveballs, such as "One of your employees left work early. Now what?" The subsequent questions were very basic. Essentially, they wanted me to convince them why I am good with people and why Amazon is the most exciting company in the world.

    Interview Questions

    • Your employees are currently procession X number of orders per hour. Assume, however, that your demand in department Y is being doubled for the afternoon and one employee is leaving work early. Please reallocate your employees to the appropriate department.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if an employee asked for preferential treatment regarding being late to work, and you knew they had a valid reason for this request?   Answer Question
  10.  

    Workforce Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Amazon in January 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview then 1 on 1 interview with hiring manager, then panel interview with 2 supervisors, interview with HR

    Interview Questions

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon in January 2010.

    Interview

    Applied through school, although they have postings for the same position on the company website. The interview was very rigorous. A lot of case questions mixed in with some behavioral. The interviewers were very aggressive, pushing back on anything said.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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