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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
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The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Amazon (Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)) in October 2011.


I had 2 telephonic interviews for position software Engineering in Slough UK.

Interview Questions will consist of bookish definition of classes, objects, multiple inheritence, over riding , etc
Definite questions on bits/bytes hexa decimal

Situational questions to make use of sed or othger regrex rather than using long codes for searching.

About interviewers -> They are easy and clam .

Interview Questions

  • typically questions consist of book defination of class and object, polymorphism , over riding etc   2 Answers
  • There will be definately questions on bits/bytes and small basic questions on Hexa decimal like
     what is result if you add 1 to hexa F. ( there are good tutorials online which explains concept).
    3) you may be ask to write small function to convert integer to bits or swap 16bits value   1 Answer
  • They will ask simple quetsions like "if you have 5000 html pages how would you find particular value   1 Answer
  • They will ask you to write simple program which you are expected to submit within few hours.   1 Answer
  • write a function to find 2nd highest value in an array. Basic questions on STL library , some baisc regrex questions , difference between left join right join ( only basic stuff). I guess w3school tutorial is fine incase if you want to refresh .
     simple sql query using joins.   2 Answers
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