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Updated Jan 18, 2018
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Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in October 2017.

Interview

Began with a series of 2 coding challenges online, and after those were finished Amazon was quick to get back to me to set up an on-site interview. I guess you could say it was your average interview process that spanned for about 3 hours. Only bad part was it took them several weeks to get back to me when is says they’re supposed to do so within 5 business days

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    first one oa which is logical testing and behavior testing, then second oa which is basically coding challenge but not hard. after these two is an phone screen or onsite.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Web coding screen into recruiter screen into full loop. Took a few months due to HR issues and scheduling issues from start to finish. Web coding comprised of 4-5 questions, and the full loop with 6 people in 5, 45 minute sections.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview in which I was asked technical programming questions, mainly about algorithms. The interview was conducted by an HR rep who started off by telling me she didn't know much about programming and therefore could not give me any clarifying information about questions. Her job was to ask the question and write down my answer. All in all, it was pretty terrible, as most of the questions were poorly conceived and needed more information. I assumed my inability to give confident answers to some of the questions (due to their poor construction) is why I didn't hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about Big O notation.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    First, recruiter show me a Senior, when I apply from Amazon.jobs to start process, senior is goon.

    They even take the second phone interview for design question. I don't think design question is appropriate for phone interview. You need real whiteboard to draw scratches in designing.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Initiated by online assessment. First online assessment was a few debugging questions in either C/Java, which was followed by 20-30 logic questions. Next step was another assessment; this assessment began with a 1-2 hour long "Day at Amazon" simulation, then two coding questions.


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email with a coding test about a week later. I had 1 hour for debugging and logic questions. Overall not too hard. Their testing platform did freeze on me though, but I was able to log in and resume with the same amount of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Debugging questions and logic questions   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter to take a coding test. I took the test but never heard back from the recruiter again. Emailed him for feedback/answer several times. It has been 2 months, no response whatsoever.

    Interview Questions

    • basic data structures and algorithms questions   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Why do their recruiters reach me every nezt month and then go just silent?
    It has been my experience with more than 5 recruiters.. They would just take my resume and then ghost out. I have stopped taking their recruiters seriously.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you open for the opportunity?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    hiring and interview process was pretty fast and recruiter was a very nice guy i received an email by the recruiter and the next week i was scheduled for the interview

    Interview Questions

    • tell either a string is balanced or not such that every starting parenthesis have a closing parenthesis   Answer Question

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