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Amazon Technical Program Manager Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2017
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Technical Program Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in December 2015.

Interview

Step 1:
Got an email from Amazon recruiter that they saw my profile matching with their requirement and interested to see whether am willing to proceed with interview process. I said why not, as Amazon in one of my dream company to join with. I replied back with all required details and resume.

Step 2:
After one week I got an email for first phone interview. Which was technical round. The guy who interviewed me was senior development engineer and interview went for 1 hour. It was perfectly planned and he was very nice guy and has experience in taking interview for sure.

Step 3:
After one week from first phone interview, i got an email stating, they liked talking with me and willing to proceed with second phone interview. I have replied and they scheduled me second technical phone interview in a week. Now, Senior technical project/program manager took the interview and it was really interactive and went very smooth. It was more of behavior and scenario related questions and he helped here and there to provide the lead to answer. It was only for 40 mins as that manager was busy with some other important work to do. But it was great. He informed me right away that he liked me and he will ask recruiter to schedule next round as a pure technical.

Step 4:
After 5 days, I got an email for Final Phone interview, and this will be pure technical. I provided my availability. In meantime when I was waiting for final phone interview, I got an email stating they willing to fly me to Seattle amazon.com office for in person interview. There you go.

Step 5:
All arrangements done in 2 days and I flew to their office for in person interview. There were totally 6 interviews, each 45 mins. In between there was one lunch meeting with manager from different team. All interviewers were very cool and process oriented. I studied many reviews and comments from glass door and other websites. But its not really that bad as they have pointed out. Amazon has a process to note each and every word you say to decide your ability. So I don't think their activity to type what you say while the interview in process is bad at all, because they are recording it for future decision. So I really agree they have their process which is working well for them and I felt good. Most of the questions were behavior, given scenario, your past experience, technical, design, architecture related. It started at 9:30 and ended at 4 PM with 5 mins break between some interview.

Overall it was great experience to me.

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Amazon in September 2017.

    Interview

    One of the recruiters contacted me and told that the team is interested in my profile. I agreed to take an interview. The interview was scheduled the following week and no details about the interviewer was shared.

    On the call, I was informed that the interviewer was not from the team I was supposed to be interviewing for. Nevertheless, most of the technical questions were easy and I noted that the interviewer did not have an understanding of the process followed for some of the scoring models discussed. I handle these on a daily basis in my current role and was able to explain it in detail.

    These questions were followed by a few behavioral questions, and I modelled my answers around the 14 leadership principles. It was a really positive interview where none of the questions went unanswered.

    I got a response from the recruiter the following day that Amazon would be pursuing others candidates for the role. With my qualifications matching the role, and the interview going well, not making it to the next round was definitely disappointing. But what baffled me is the way the interview process is handled at AWS. If I have one suggestion to Amazon, it is that, please ensure that the candidate speaks to the hiring manager for technical screening and not members from other teams who have no clue what the role entails. I say this because when I pressed on how this role interacts with other teams, the interviewer gave me a very generic answer.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Amazon in July 2017.

    Interview

    Just behavioural questions around leadership principles. It was easy interview. The recruiter was professional and had good chat around agile and waterfall. Just be ready with examples around leadership questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (Austin, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Amazon Recruiter had phone interview with me and asked me to come in same afternoon. He said he had many openings for me. He thought I was a great dit and said the Hiring Manager was really excited about my resume, I was not able to so we scheduled the interview for a few days later. I had to ask him to send me the job description. I phoned the day before to get directions to the interview and got voicemail. He then sent me a short message on LinkedIn that 'they were not able to fill the position right now.' He didn't apologize for inconveniencing me, gave no explanation and just dropped my candidacy. I was not impressed. Disrespectful, entitled, unprofessional and uncaring all come to mind.

    Interview Questions

    • Never got that far but you can google them. He said he was going to interview me on the 12 leadership principles.   Answer Question

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon (Herndon, VA).

    Interview

    Amazon (AWS) has a horrible recruiting process. I went through it 3 times. Recruiters or hiring managers interviews you, says you are a good fit & will move to next steps. So you take interviews over the next 4-8 weeks as they drag out the process of making a decision. Then they curtly reply, "not moving forward". No indication nor feedback as to how status went from great candidate, to not interested. Yet they encourage you to keep applying. I'm done. I don't see how they'll get to 20k additional hires using this method.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know the company principles?   1 Answer

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied for TPM role.
    At same time they called me ( without applying) for senior TPM role in another team.

    TPM role:
    First phone interview, was about leadership principles and why i choose amazon and why i was a fit. I passed and got notice for second phone interview in 2-3 days.
    Second phone interview was about TPM preparation sheet, i studied it and then they asked me nothing. It was all about my past experience and leadership principles.
    I have been waiting for more than 2 weeks for outcome of second interview with no response from recruiter. ( usually it takes only 3 business days to respond)

    Senior TPM role:
    First phone interview should have involved coding!
    But there was no single coding question.
    It was all about again leadership principles.
    I passed this one but recruiter never setup the second phone interview ( although he told me i passed in an email)

    I think combining what happened to me in both interviews , they were no aware i was interviewing for TPM and senior TPM role at same time and when they discovered , they decided to sacrifice my candidancy and that is why they stopped responding to me or even tell me if i passed or not( although i am sure i passed all)

    Very disrespectful company.

    Interview Questions

    • Leadership principles is basically the first interview on phone   Answer Question
    • For second phone interview they sent me a sheet to cover the questions i was supposed to be asked about. But at the end asked only about my experience and again leadership principles   Answer Question

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ashburn, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon (Ashburn, VA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First of all let me say that I applied I for a position in December. Two months later I received an email from a recruiter stating that the team is very impressed with my background and thought I would be a good fit to the team. I was asked what day would work for a phone interview and I would receive a confirmation. I received an email confirmation and the name of the person that would be contacting me. The person scheduled to call me did not call me. It ended up being another person. I found out later I was not fit for the job. I have also applied to other jobs and recently discovered that the status is still under review but the job is not longer available. This is by far the WORST interview process I have ever been through.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had a tight deadline and how did you handle that deadline.   1 Answer

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Amazon.

    Interview

    Passed the first round of technical interview then got scheduled for another interview. one day before got a call that the position is not open any more. Not sure why would they initiate a interview process if the position was already under consideration.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    There was one Telephonic after which I was called for 5 rounds of interview onsite in Seattle office. Most of the interviews were behavioral. There was a system design question as well.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Amazon (San Francisco, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I had submitted my information online and received a call from an internal recruiter. She went through the standard screener questions focusing on my background and availability. She informed me of the next steps, time frame, and material to review as it would be discussed in future interviews. No one had reached out in the previously discussed time frame (few days) so I sent an email to the recruiter asking for details. No response, which is ironic as it conflicts several of their core values. Wasted time reviewing the material provided and recruiter simply ghosted.

    Interview Questions


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