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Updated Jul 30, 2014

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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 Question – Tell me when you improved a product, despite you were receiving a positive feedback from customers.   Answer Question


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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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


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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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.

Interview Question – Writing code on a whiteboard is a bit of a challenge.   Answer Question


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London, England

I 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.

Interview Question – Nothing particularly unexpected, the problem was around the right level, just lacked experience and confidence   Answer Question


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London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
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Software Development Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details Not cleared written because of no criteria predefined how students will be selected.A person doing 20/20 fails and one with 12/20 passes.On asking seniors we found that it always did the same every year.

Interview Question – Sort an array with only operation allowed as reversing 0 to i index elements.   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer I Intern
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2013.

Interview Details Interviewed through university recruitment program. There were 2 back to back 45 min. phone interviews with 10 min gap between them. Got a call exactly at the scheduled time and ended it exactly after 45 min are over.

Interview Question – Question were not the difficult ones, but the sub-questions asked on them were tricky.
1st interview question: It was scenario based coding question. Asked to code it in whatever language you want. The question was; you are getting number of orders daily, code a program which will minimize the time right from processing to packing and till warehouse shipment. It was something related to Pythagoras theorem. I coded it with some time left and then was asked to optimize it considering time and space complexity.

2nd Interview: There was not a single question. It was regarding hash tables, sorting and searching, picklists and their time n space complexities. Tried to answer them.
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Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details I applied through my college or university in July 2014, the company came to the campus and the selection process consisted of multiple rounds.
Internship interview details:
First Round:
It consisted of an online test including aptitude and technical(coding). The test had 22 questions on C, C++, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Data Structures and logical and quantitative ability. There were two coding questions also which had to be coded in either C,C++ or Java.
Second and further rounds consisted of technical and HR interviews by the company.
The duration of the internship was from six months to an year.

Interview Question – The coding questions were of medium difficulty level and one of them demanded to write the balancing code snippet for a binary tree to check whether it is balanced or not.   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details Got an email from a recruiter about 5 months after applying online asking to schedule two 45 minute phone interviews. They were right after each other and both of the interviewers were really nice. The recruiter was REALLY bad at getting back to me though so I couldn't reschedule my interviews in time.

Interview Question – Write a recursive in order search of a BST   Answer Question


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Software Development Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details I talked to one of Amazon's hiring manager at the university career fair, and then submitted my resume on Amazon's website, then I received one email notifying me of the date of phone interview. There are in total two consecutive phone calls, after that they start evaluating you and will notify you their hiring decision in a few weeks.

Interview Question – How to validate binary search tree?   Answer Question

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