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Updated 12 Jan 2015
Updated 12 Jan 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter reached out at the end of November asking to schedule 2 back to back interviews which we set up for the next week. Exactly 2 weeks later (almost to the minute) the recruiter replied with an offer. We set up a phone call to discuss the details of the offer a week later and after that I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview 1: Started with basic cv chit-chat and discussing projects. Was asked general information (complexity and high level implementation) about data structures you'd expect to find in standard libraries. Continued on to a super simple coding question that was something like reversing a string in place. Then had a longer coding question that was a variant on the subtree sum problem and could be made to run in O(n) time with some preprocessing. Overall not particularly difficult.   Answer Question
    • Interview 2: Like the first interview this one started with basic cv questions and a simple coding question. Then moved onto a longer question that was basically weighted graph search but the edge weights were dynamic. Harder than the first interview but still not too difficult compared to other companies. I'd say about similar in difficulty to google but easier than palantir.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I don't think internship offers are negotiable but in any case the offer was much higher than I'd expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I had two 45 minute interview. Both of them were very technical and asked me multiple technical questions. I received the job offer around 10 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you find the second largest integer in an unsorted array? Write the code.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    First round online assessment test. Seven coding problems.I got a phone interview after the test. Still waiting for the feedback.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted for a HR screening where they asked basic questions about why I wanted to work at amazon and took the opportunity to tell me more about the company. Then, I had a series of two 30 minute phone interviews with engineers where they asked me to solve some algorithmic questions. I was able to solve 3 of the four questions they asked. Apparently they each vote up or down and on a split, you have a third interview. I guess my answers were good enough because I didn't have another one.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question about describing an algorithm for calculating the points within the intersection of two rectangles on a single plane.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. The offer was very competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    First, I had one phonescreen. I got some questions about data structures (queue, stack) and how to implement a stack holding its min value.
    Then I was invited for onsite interview. It was 4 interviews (45min each) in row. More questions about data structures and simple algorithms (how to implement ordered hashmap using ordinary hashmap, DFS/BFS, checking if binary tree is BST).

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I applied on Amazon's career website, then they got in contact with me a while afterwards. I had two back-to-back phone interviews, each of which was 45 minutes long, with mainly technical questions. I did some online coding with a collaborative tool. I didn't think either interview went that well, but I heard back a few weeks later that I got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about how I would design a dictionary using data structures.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Amazon doesn't really negotiate for salary. I asked for an extension on the offer acceptance deadline, which they allowed.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a good experience. I had a phone interview during which I was asked about basic Machine Learning algorithms and a programming question. The interview was for almost an hour. The questions were more situation based and the interview was friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • write an algorithm to calculate the edit distance between two strings   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through the Amazon.com website and school website, got selected for an on campus interview. Consisted of 2 interviews, each 45 minutes long, and one after the other. The first one had some really challenging questions, while the second one was a breeze. After 2 weeks, got an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Given 2 strings, how can you determine that one string is only made of characters found in the second string.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got referral from my friend, reached back by a recruiter in about two weeks and scheduled two (or three? I don't remember) back-to-back phone interviews one week later. Received the offer in three weeks. I could choose which team I would like to join and they provided me three different options.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied on their website. Was later emailed by a recruiter in order to set up a time for my phone interviews. The interviews consisted of 2 45 min phone interviews. Both interviews consisted of the interviewer introducing themselves, then coding question, and finally 5 minutes to ask questions. 2 weeks after the interview I was contacted and offered the internship.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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