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It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Amazon.com?

Any advice on striking the right note?

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jd in Seattle, Washington

96 months ago

Greg said: The first two rounds of phone interviews are very technical. You will be asked to write *complete* functions and the interview will scrutinize you answer in detail, though, they don't actually compile the source. They will also ask you to describe algorithms to solve problems involving computational complexity, but, at a higher level than coding. Also, there were some algebra questions to assess your level of mathematical skill and some detailed design on server questions.
I have not had the 3rd round of onsite interviews yet.

What position was this for?

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Walter in Huntington Beach, California

93 months ago

Have you worked overtime that was unpaid in past jobs?

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Walt in Huntington Beach, California

92 months ago

Does anyone work in California and perhaps was not paid overtime? We enforce the California overtime laws at www.paymeovertime.com

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pjlee in Kent, Washington

68 months ago

I came across a great guide on preparing for amazon interview. In particular, it offers insights into amazon culture, and what kind of characteristics they're looking for. Also, it has 150 practice interview questions. You can check out the guide at www.geekmba360.com/?p=795.

cheers,
PJ

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smileforever41@yahoo.com in Bangalore, India

43 months ago

Matthew, your explanation about the journey in amazon is stunning. I am excited to ask you few more questions. I am planning to attend an interview for a process named "TRMS". Can I get more details about the process, job profile, etc? I have tried to dig out some details on the web, but it was no luck.

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KVLNarayana Rao in Bangalore, India

39 months ago

Hi,

Please share the questionnaire to me.

I am appearing for interview for Project Manager software development.

Thanks
Rao

gadgetzmo in Columbia, South Carolina said: Retail Guy,

I had some questions for you. I recently started my interviews at Amazon for the AM position and had a few questions that I wanted to e-mail you regarding the location and team I will be interviewing with. If you can send me an e-mail at gadgetzmo@hotmail.com, I can follow up with you. Thanks.

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Eric in Cupertino, California

34 months ago

Annie in College Station, Texas said: Hi, I did not take the Excel Competency test. They just ask me some questions concerning using Excel. All of my interviews were by asking and answering questions.

Hi Annie,

So after the 2 phone interviews, what happened next? Did they bring you to their HQ for an in-person interview just like the others? If so, what kind of questions did they asked you? Is it more technical related or more on the company info(values, about amazon..etc)?

Thanks!

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Wang in State College, Pennsylvania

34 months ago

Arjun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Hello guys, I have been invited to Seattle for an onsite interview for the supply chain optimization analyst position. Has anyone done this yet? I had two rounds of technical interviews on the phone before this.

Annie, did you get invited after your second round?

Hi Arjun,

Have you finished your on-site interview? Could you share some experience with us? Thank you very much~

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All is Well Indeed in Boston, Massachusetts

33 months ago

It would be great is someone could share their onsite interview experiences..........

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Anu in Seattle, Washington

33 months ago

Hello Everyone!!

Can anyone share their interview experiences with Amazon. What is the process and what kind of questions they ask for HR associate role. I don't have much experience in this field ad little nervous with my upcoming interview.
Thank you in advance for your response.

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trixie2011 in BELLEVUE, Washington

32 months ago

Hi,
I have been contacted by a recruiter for a sales position in AWS. Does anyone have any idea how the interview's go for this position.

Thx!

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Christine in Anacortes, Washington

31 months ago

I have a phone interview scheduled for Payments Development Manager Position. Looking for insight to questions they might ask for this position. Thanks in advance for assistance!

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Halida in Burnaby, British Columbia

30 months ago

jammy in Raleigh, North Carolina said: Hi Annie,
Thank you for input. I cleared my 1st round. I wanted to know how different are the nature of the questions in the first round as compared to the second. By the way, how was you second round? Thnx in advance!

Hi, I will have first phone interview about Supply Chain, would you please tell me how was you first round? thank you

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Ankit in Jersey City, New Jersey

30 months ago

Arjun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: Aiur

It was very similar in nature to the first round but a little bit more complex. Handling data and supply chain concepts are what the questions were on.

Hi Arjun

How as your onsite interview with them .... can you provide us with some details ....

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Ankit in Jersey City, New Jersey

30 months ago

Annie in College Station, Texas said: Hi, I did not take the Excel Competency test. They just ask me some questions concerning using Excel. All of my interviews were by asking and answering questions.

Hi Annie

Did you get a call for onsite interview ?

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Daniel in State College, Pennsylvania

28 months ago

Hi all,

I got a interview about Industrial & Operations Engineer in Amazon.

Anyone can help me about what question will they ask?

Thanks a lot

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RV in Valencia, Spain

27 months ago

hello Topanga, have you got the job?

how was the phone interview? and the other tests?

thanks

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Techie in Bellevue, Washington

27 months ago

btw- If you don't get a full-time job at Amazon, you can start with a contract job. The staffing companies that place contractors at Amazon Seattle www.oncontracting.com/client/show/amazon.html

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Vibs in Fremont, California

25 months ago

Hi Guys,
I had applies for Software developer position at Amazon. I have online assessment exam in 4 days . Any clue what kind of questions would be asked?

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Yue in Waterloo, Ontario

24 months ago

I had a full interview process with Amazon two weeks agao on campus. Amazon cares a lot about how to use data structure flexiblely, OOP design and programming details. The question is realistic and challenging. Be sure to practice often.

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Jhon in weehawken, New York

24 months ago

Dear Vibs,

How are you ? How was your assessment test ? I would really appreciate if you can give me a headstart on type of questions were asked in the test.

Thanks
Jhon

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Jhon in weehawken, New York

24 months ago

Vibs in Fremont, California said: Hi Guys,
I had applies for Software developer position at Amazon. I have online assessment exam in 4 days . Any clue what kind of questions would be asked?

Dear Vibs,

How are you ? How was your assessment test ? I would really appreciate if you can give me a headstart on type of questions were asked in the test.

Thanks
Jhon

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chandra in Bangalore, India

23 months ago

learn.hackerearth.com/blog/80/good-books-for-googleamazon-interviewonsite/

Apart from CLR and Skiena's algorithms book, I would recommend the folllowing books focussed on real coding interviews questions which contains great details(real questions with real answers as expected by the google/amazon interviewer):

Top 10 coding interview problems asked in Google with solutions: Algorithmic Approach By Dr Lin Quan
Elements of Programming Interviews: 300 Questions and Solutions By Adnan et al.
Programming Pearls By Dr Bentley
More Programming Pearls By Dr Bentley

These books helped me greatly in my Amazon's onsite interview recently.

Practicing topcoders questions can be an additional help if it suits individual interest.

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chandra in Bangalore, India

23 months ago

Jhon in weehawken, New York said: Dear Vibs,

How are you ? How was your assessment test ? I would really appreciate if you can give me a headstart on type of questions were asked in the test.

Thanks
Jhon

Top 10 coding interview problems asked in Google with solutions: Algorithmic Approach by Dr Lin Quan

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akshaymall in New Delhi, India

21 months ago

Hey!

Look you should be prepared and should answer all the questions with confidence. You should prepare yourself to some of the common questions asked in the interview like:

· Tell us about yourself.
· Why do you think you are fit for the job?
· Some technical questions related to the job profile.
· How much salary you expect?
· Do you have any questions for us? (It’s important you answer this question. Answering it would show your interest in the job)

For answers to the questions, check this : zuby.in/resources/career-resources/5-most-important-interview-questions-part-1.html

And all the best! :)

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laninfa1 in Turlock, California

21 months ago

pjlee in Kent, Washington said: I came across a great guide on preparing for amazon interview. In particular, it offers insights into amazon culture, and what kind of characteristics they're looking for. Also, it has 150 practice interview questions. You can check out the guide at www.geekmba360.com/?p=795 .

cheers,
PJ

THIS IS a person trying to sell this book!! Nice try. :)

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teedub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

19 months ago

Anybody interview for a Brand Specialist position?

How did the interviews go for that?

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Mr. T in Lawton, Oklahoma

18 months ago

I interviewed for a software engineer and they asked questions about writing code and Cisco switch commands. So be prepared to answer questions akin detail. They asked questions like what commands are used to turn ports on a switch off. So make sure you study for the interview. Hope this helps!

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Hill in Gaithersburg, Maryland

18 months ago

stephen strange in New York, New York said: Just blew an interview for a software position at IMDB. Asked to write a program over the phone, but in my haste made an error. Tried to correct it after-the-fact via email, but to no avail.

Anyone out there want to comment on how writing a program over the phone is a measure of technical expertise, communication skills, ability to think on the fly, etc? Would be great to hear opinions from both programmers and interviewers.

It isn't. It's absolute horse crap.

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mar in Parker, Colorado

16 months ago

Jhon in weehawken, New York said: Dear Vibs,

How are you ? How was your assessment test ? I would really appreciate if you can give me a headstart on type of questions were asked in the test.

Thanks
Jhon

Dear Jhon,

How was your online assessment? Anything I should expect? I actually don't know what to expect....

Mar

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hasan in Tracy, California

8 months ago

I am interviewing for an SR HR assistant position, this will be my second phone interview with the on site manager. Has anyone interviewed for an HR position?

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Eliza in Albania

7 months ago

I applied online through Amazon page, and they contacted me right immediately like on that day which was scary for me. I guess they embody truly the culture of moving fast. I got an e-mail with to complete some online test with 13 questions and they were on:
13 questions:
9 Analytical Multiple Choice Questions – focusing on sets, trend analysis, calculus, stats, etc.
1 open ended basic SQL question.
1 open ended normalization question.
1 Multiple Choice English language comprehension question.
1 open ended language question (this part should be 200 – 300 words).
The entire online assessment test was conducted through hackerrank.com and it was for 90 min.
Personally I did not go and complete the Quiz within couple of day. I did take my time to prepare and I was right. It is a difficult test. I did use apps like ‘the impossible interview’ and ‘the aptitude interview’ from iTunes app store to prepare. They were a help.

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