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Amazon Senior Product Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2017
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Senior Product Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon in March 2017.

Interview

Two rounds of video interviews, 30 min. each in one day. The first interviewer asked me behavioral questions and the second interviewer asked me both behavioral and case questions. Questions were sometimes difficult as they asked more details in one question. Case was short but was about supply chain at which I was not good.

Interview Questions

  • Do you like to take a new project or an existing one?
    What was your biggest challenge?
    What was your biggest achievements?
    How did you lead the team?
    How did you motivate the team?   3 Answers

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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 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Structural-Behavior Interviews (2 phone interviews) + 6 interviews back to back on site, including a lunch. Lots of interview calls/discussions with hiring managers prior to choosing a role that was interesting.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your riskiest step or experience?   3 Answers

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two phone calls followed by a ~6 hour in person day of interviews. Amazon provided very little feedback as to why they didn't end up selecting me. I may have asked for too large of a salary or perhaps they just found somebody who was a better fit. Overall, I enjoyed the conversations, met some interested characters and would call the whole thing fairly positive.

    Interview Questions

    • They tend to ask STAR questions along the line of "Tell me about a time where you disagreed with your leadership. What did you do, what was the outcome, etc."   4 Answers
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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?   2 Answers

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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?   2 Answers

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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?   4 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.   2 Answers

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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   2 Answers
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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 Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    The process was straightforward. I had an intro call with the Hiring manager followed by a telephone interview. Then they got me to an in-person interview after some delay. When I got their I was arranged to speak with 7 persons including the hiring manager. The process and the questions themselves were not that difficult. Almost all of them were behavioral. I had a tricky situation with my bar raiser interview as we turned back from lunch a bit late and he didn't seem to be in a good mood. He asked me for ideas to improve their business picking up from what I told him and didn't seem satisfied with my responses.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you failed ? How did you manage and recover from that situation?   2 Answers

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