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Amazon QA Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 8, 2017
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QA Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA).

Interview

45 minutes phone interview.
I was asked 1 coding question and was coding on the shared document with the interviewer. 1 behavioral question were asked which was about the past experience on testing.
The interviewer was quite nice and able to guide me through my small mistakes in code.

Onsite interview with 5-6 interviewers (HR, hiring manager, dev manager, engineers.)
Studying "Cracking coding interview" was pretty helpful. Technical questions onsite mainly focused on String manipulation: how to find the first non-repetitive characters in the String, etc. I used HashMap in java to solve most of the problems.
A lot of behavioral questions asking about how you deal with conflicts, lead a project, etc.

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    QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Had a Two phone screen interviews. One was with QAE and another one was with SDET. First Test related questions and one coding question. Was called for onsite which is in a week. Let's hope I nail it. :)

    Interview Questions

    • Find the unique numbers in an integer array?
      Find the duplicates in an integer array?
      What is in a bug report?
      Difference between severity and priority
      write test plan for Kindle save and restore feature?
      There are 50,000 html files and some of files in those have phone numbers in either of two formats (xxx) xxx-xxxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx. How would you get the files which has these phone numbers?  
      1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Went through a contact to get in touch with one of the recruiters at Amazon. Had to keep on top of checking back with the recruiter to ask about getting considered for one of the roles... they are very very busy people for sure. Overall, not a fan of the whole process. First phone screening was scheduled and then re-scheduled at the last minute. The rescheduled meeting I was supposed to meet with person "a", then someone else called. I asked specifically about the lack of certain coding languages, they said that was fine and they have different levels within the QA roles that they can place me into. Was told the phone call went well and would be moved onto the next round. Got a pre-screening interview phone call, reviewed some info then went to the headquarters a few days later. This is where everything went downhill.... The interviews were one after the other with 4 people. Every interviewer was stuck typing away on their computers and thats where i knew this company wasn't for me.... hardly any eye contact whatsoever and the level of coding questions (asked to code...A LOT) makes me I believe i was being screened for a role that wasn't applicable to me. I heard back within the hour that they weren't moving forward.... and I'm totally ok with that.

    Interview Questions

    • You have a two words which are an anagram of one another, write a program which can validate this.   2 Answers

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Portland, OR) in January 2017.

    Interview

    A normal recruiter phone screen, followed up by an hour long tech screen interview done with phone and web browser. The tech phone screen went downhill fast. 1) The interviewer wasn't comfortable with the language I was writing in which was listed as being the desired language for the position 2) The interviewer decided to test me on triangles. Things I literally haven't thought much about since high school. I was not asked any domain specific questions and was penalized for not remembering the overlapping properties of acute, obtuse, equilateral, and isosceles triangles by way of a five minute lecture by someone who was clearly anxious to get their next cup of coffee. The arrogance was thicker than my skin but I didn't let it get to me until after the phone call.

    Interview Questions

    • Given that there are overlapping properties of triangles, what are some of the ways you would test for them?   2 Answers

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Initial HR discussion about the expectation on the role, salary and skills required for the position followed by a Telephonic technical screen with QA manager and Developer in the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Test scenarios for a given application,Data structures and simple program   1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Amazon (Santa Clara, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I have applied for Amazon.com through employee reference. As if today There was only one round of interview - HR screening.
    They have scheduled first technical round on Monday - 12/19

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Explain your career experience
      2. Take any one project and explain your role in it end to end.
      3. Which skills you worked on
      4. Take any one skill and explain how did you use it in particular project form your resume.  
      2 Answers

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Amazon (San Francisco, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    After applying, I received an email to schedule a non-technical phone screening. Once I passed that, I was scheduled for a 1 hour technical phone screening with one of the QA managers. They asked me to write one function, interpret one function, and write test cases for a search bar.

    Interview Questions

    • Write test cases for a search bar.   1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    process took 1 week by recruiter october 2016 AWS team by phone screen.
    overall good exp but no offer.
    more white board questions.
    test cases on app testing.
    recruiter got back that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Testing process,coding plus optimization.   1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Phone interview -> Onsite interview. The process was fast and smooth. 1st went through their screening process. and then an engineer from teh team called for phone interview. After the phonce interview, received the onsite invite.

    Interview Questions

    • simple solution of sorting using data structure, QA process questions, Projects working, troubleshooting at work, problem solving questions in test   1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    The recruiter set up a technical phone interview after an initial screen. But never got a call in the confirmed time slot. After a week , the recruiter apologized and asked me for 4 more time slots and then confirmed one of them. No one called again! No kidding.. they just didn't call at the agreed time. I left a voice mail to the recruiter and am email, to which she responded to a day later and asked for time slots again.

    Finally, the third time, they called. The interviewer sounded like he was forced to talk to take the interview and ended the interview saying my mandated 45 minutes are done. Good bye.

    Worst interview experience ever.

    Interview Questions


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