Amazon.com Intern Interview Questions

Updated 25 Sep 2014
Updated 25 Sep 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Interview Details

    After completing a written exercise, I was invited for a telephone interview. The interview wasn't too difficult. There were few questions about my degree and my experience with teamwork.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me when you improved a product, despite you were receiving a positive feedback from customers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on their website in November. Had no response until February, when a recruiter contacted me, sending me a link to a Codility test (which was quite difficult). A week after I submitted the test, the recruiter called me to let me know that I passed the test and that they are inviting me to an onsite interview. The interview was difficult, but straightforward. The interviewer was very nice, and gave me hints when I felt that I was stuck.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical problem wasn't something very difficult at first sight, but the trick was finding out the most efficient solution, which involved using tries. This solution was not implementable in 45 minutes, so the interviewer asked me to implement a specific part from the solution. There were very few behavioural questions, and nothing unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the London Development Centre. They sent me an e-mail some months after that with a link to a Codility test. After the test I got another e-mail saying the result was successful and we scheduled a phone call for the following week. The phone call was to set up a face to face interview and talk about the company and position I was applying for. Some details about the time I would be working were settled, as well. The interview was the next week in the Development Centre with a very friendly software engineer. He dedicated about 45 minutes to ask me questions about my resume, past experience and relevant challenges during my experience and the last 30-45 minutes were a technical interview where I was asked to solve a problem using any language I was comfortable with.
    It was an enjoyable experience, everyone was very friendly even if I failed the technical interview. It ended with a brief tour of the building.
    They called about a week later saying they couldn't make an offer, but specified that I had done well with the "non-coachable" skills and encouraged me to re-apply as soon as possible with my recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • The only problem was: design the "fill with paint" function, for an mspaint-like program.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was sent a coding test with a question whereafter I was invited to come down to the London Development center for a on-site interview. The interview started directly with a whiteboard coding question involving a game (whose name I've forgotten sorry), after that there was a bit time for standard competency questions. It took one hour in total. Afterwards we were given a tour of the office. There was two interviewers who both had their nose down their laptop for the majority of the interview typing away notes (i presume) which was a bit of a distraction.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied on internet.
    A few days after, they sent me a program to write.
    The program was not very difficult. But what they wanted was a program which could be very fast with a huge amounts of data.
    The program:
    I had a file representing a binary tree. In the file, it was coded like that:
    B,C
    NULL,B
    C,A
    ...
    Null meant that B was the main uppest node.
    Then, C was the son of B and A the son of C.
    The program took a depth and the file in input and should give the node which were at this depth in alphabetical order.

    After that, I received a notification to go in London.
    I was in front of two ingeneers of Amazon and it was technical questions.
    The question was not difficult but I misunderstood the question bacause of my english and so I lost a lot of time.

    Interview Questions
    • The question was to fin the number of time an array was schifted.
      For example:
      [1 2 3 4 5 ] is 0 because it is in order
      [7 5 6] is 1 because it should be [5 6 7]
      [7 8 9 2] is 1 too.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied for an internship at the Amazon Development Centre in London. Was sent an interesting technical test which I could complete in my own time - this was fairly simple but required some thought and I guess was also designed to test coding style etc.

    After sending the code via email, they gave me an onsite interview in which we discussed the company briefly and then went straight into a whiteboarding problem involving the game Go, with a free choice of programming language (I chose Java).

    I was quite nervous and this was my first experience of writing code on a whiteboard. I think they could see that I was not particularly confident in my solution (which I believe did work in the end), and that I took too long to progress.

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    • Nothing particularly unexpected, the problem was around the right level, just lacked experience and confidence   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First there are several questions about concept in algorithm, and then two coding questions. There were two questions, both are from leetcode, similar as Path Sum and Path Sum II.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submit the resume online and got an email about the phone screen next day. Do not have enough time to prepare. One question is not expected but the second call has the easy questions. The second interviewer is very nice. Questions like print odd and even number. Find duplicate number in an array. Wait for two weeks or more and no reply from Amazon. I sent an email about the interview then got rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • Write the function to decide if two dates are within 30 days or more.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews back to back. First interviewer asked about one of my projects and the second asked various data structure questions and asked me to code whether a binary tree is a valid binary search tree.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not tricky. They were very helpful and guided me through the problems.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    collected resume at career fair; technical interview by 2 people lasting 45 minutes each. Was asked both aero/astro questions and software design questions. People were very relaxed and understanding but not afraid to call out a wrong answer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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