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Amazon Lab126 Interview Questions

Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    Phone interview after initial call from recruiter. Phone interview was supposed to be for 45 minutes but went on for 1 hour and 45 minutes with an hour of technical discussion. I did the interview extremely well, only to get rejected in 2 days. No idea what happened internally that caused them to not move forward with the process.

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  2.  

    Operations PM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (San Francisco, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Two 45 min behavioral questions with current employees on the team. While not specific to the principles they were certainly implied. This was the 1st round with a 2nd round on site with 4 more behavioral rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you took a process that was working and sought a way to improve it further?   Answer Question
    • When did you start put with a goal and then pushed beyond it to achieve something bigger?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior PM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    Very poor process; recruiter was curt, unfriendly and tried hard to set down expectations of title etc. I get it - Amazon has deflationary titles, but that's not the only thing that matters and all applicants have plenty of choices; scheduling interviews was slow; asked to prepare including written assessment only to be informed at last minute the interviews won't happen because they chose to go with other candidates for reasons that didn't make any sense - they didn't ask relevant questions about that reason at all - not at all open and transparent - and not true to the values they love to talk about all the time!

    Interview Questions

    • Write a document with an example of a product innovation you conceived of   Answer Question

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    Hardware Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    interview visited school interview room and had a onsite interview there. contacted through school website so I'm guessing my resume on school website give me a chance to had an interview with Amazon lab 126. There wasn't a phone interview and I had directly to onsite interview which is composed of two parts. First parts was pretty much like a pure tech interview where the engineer from the company looked through the resume of mine and asked a few questions and dived into tech questions. Second parts of interview is more like telling me what company is doing and ask something very general question such as "how to solve the team conflict during the team project if you had any... " something like that. Both of interview are assigned 90 mins (as far as I remember it correctly)

    Interview Questions

    • for the tech interview, the engineer asked me the question regarding Oscilloscope. More specifically he asked me if I know what is going on when Oscilloscope's frequency passed certain frequency that machine can display on the screen. If you keep turning the knob the increase the frequency, in somehow it falls into totally different phases. He asked me the explain it. (which I can not)
      and he asked me about Fourier Transform question. Basically he gave me an equation and let me transform it to meet the spec.

      second parts of the interview is more in comfortable environment. It was all general questions you can think of in any company interview.   Answer Question

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    Operations Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    30mins phone screen with recruiter and hiring manager, followed by total of 8 interviewers for half day on-site.
    the only positive: HR was hands down amazing; extremely responsive, helpful, respectful, polite. Overall process took ~2 weeks due to HR's prompt and smooth execution.
    the negatives:
    -repetitive basic behavioral/principle questions, one person after the other-it was mind numbing .
    -no breaks in between, quick and late 20-30mins lunch
    -one interviewer came obviously unprepared, took 5-10mins to go over my resume to then again ask the same questions as the others
    - PM roles/responsibilities are limited at Lab126, you focus on one component or one step of an entire product cycle-you have a dedicated PM for each step of the release (mind numbing) no room for real growth unless you move around.
    -highlight of the day: one of the hiring manager was rude, disrespectful and extremely full of himself; I was close to walking out. Knowing he just recently got promoted, it made me realize the type of people Lab126 promote -left me with the worst and disgusted overall impression of this company.
    >>>overall plan for the best, but be prepared for the worst and a wasted day


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    Global Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The entire interview process was well organized and completed in 2 weeks from the initial contact. Phone screen by hiring manager followed by a full day on-site (consists of 7 round of interview).

    Interview Questions

    • 60%+ of the questions are behavioral questions based on the Amazon 14 leadership principles.   1 Answer
    • Why you want to join Amazon?   Answer Question
    • What are your strength and weaknesses? What can you bring to the team and what are the areas that have improvement opportunities?   Answer Question
    • Job function related questions: How do you deal with shortages? How do you validate whether supplier is telling the truth about a shortage situation?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your current role and what team do you interact with?   Answer Question
    • What questions do you have for the interviewer? All interviewers leave time for you to ask questions so be prepared for different questions for different interviewers.   Answer Question

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    RF Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (San Jose, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got recruiter email on the second day. Phone interview with hiring manager one week after. Scheduled onsite three weeks later. onsite interview has more than 8 people, each person about 45min. lunch interview with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Why Smith Chart? how to use Smith Chart. what is your current project? how to design power amplifier...many technical questions related to RF transceiver systems.
      2. Lots of, lots of leadership principle questions. Prepare examples, like propose an innovative product, take responsibilities, take risk, etc
      Only Hiring manager is not from India.....   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional and unplesant candidate experience.

    1. interview 1: One technical phone screen with dev via shared white board. Couple of coding questions. Interview went well. Recruiter didn't respond back. So, after couple days, I followed up with her just to find out that the position was already filled. But, the recruiter was nice and introduced me to another recruiter via email who had open role on her team similar to what I was looking for. I got in touch with the second recruiter and got tech phone screen scheduled.

    2. interview 2: Two technical phone screens with dev's via shared white board. Couple of coding questions and testing scenario questions. Interviews went well. Recruiter didn't respond back. So, after couple days, I followed up with her just to find out that the position, too was already filled. This recruiter also introduced me to another recruiter via email who probably had open role on her team similar to what I was looking for. I got in touch with the third recruiter and got tech phone screen scheduled. This time I made sure to update the third recruiter regarding my previous two experiences and that she should expedite the process. She agreed and a tech phone screen was scheduled.

    3. interview 3: Technical phone screen was scheduled during am. I never got a phone call from the interviewer on the scheduled day/time. I kept waiting for 15 minutes and later I emailed the recruiter/coordinator asking what was going on. After 15 minutes the coordinator replied back with a statement, 'The interviewer ran into a last minute conflict, so we will have to reschedule.' Really??

    I was taken by a big surprise that there was no process or policy in place to handle such cases, neither did the recruiter/coordinator notified me promplty. It is interviewee's responsibility to keep following up until you get answer. These experiences talk a lot about company's culture and values in people/employees, unprofessional practices, and may be bureaucracy/politics running in the system.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    got a call from a recruiter on LinkedIn.
    had a telephonic interview (cleared it)
    onsite for 5-6 hours
    after phone interview they said that the position is filled so the recruiter got a 2nd opening and bring me onsite where i had 7-8 people to deal withl

    Interview Questions

    • explain overloading vs overriding, why Amazon, your weakness, which car do you have, where do you live, do you have family here, sort array using o(n), write test cases for a product

      all of the interviewers were Rajnikanth(a person like Chuck Norris in India). they speak same language but i did not so they rejected me. they try to ask interview question in tamil to see if i speak rajnikanth's language.....   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    QA Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon Lab126 (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    Entire process took almost a month. The interview process was very organized. First had a phone interview with hiring manager. Later got invitation for in-person interview. Went to Sunnyvale office for 4 hour interview. The interviewers were pleasant and asked some repeated questions. I was asked to write a piece of code on the white board. After I completed the code, the interviewer(Development manager) mentioned that my approach was not the best one. I was curious to know the other alternative approach. After he explained his approach, I realized that mine was better way to handle the problem. This is where I was disappointed - The interviewer assumed that I will not be able to solve the problem and simply told that there is a better approach to solve the problem. I was very polite and explained why my method works efficiently too.
    Overall I thought my interview went well. But looks like they picked internal candidate for the post.

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