Amazon.com Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Vigorous; 4 phone interviews and a 5 hour in-person (no breaks)

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing; several situation/behavioural psych questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Anonymous Employee in Slough, Buckinghamshire, South East England, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    After I sent my CV on the company's website I was contacted by email to arrange a first call interview with a member of the team. The person i spoke with made lots of questions like "tell me a time when xxx happend. How you behaved?". It lasted about 30/40 minutes. Then I was contacted for a second call with the hiring manager. The interview was pretty similar. Lots of questions like "tell me about a time when..".
    After that I was contacted by HR saying I got the job (gave me the starting date etc). They called me back in 2 hours saying there was a mistake, as I had to go to the office to meet the team first. "Meet the time" turned out to be 3 hours interview with 3 different people, 2 of them were the same I spoke on the phone with. I had to answer to the same questions again and again. After that I haven't heard back from them until I chased the HR after a week . They called me to say they decided to relocate the position to a different office in Europe (where the hiring manager was based) and asked if I was still interesting. This was my 4th interview experience with them and it was negative as usual. HR are not organised at all and need to be chased all the time.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of questions like "tell me about a time you had an idea that was beneficial to the entire company". Just try to be as much specific as possible and be sure you acted according to Amazon's principles (find them on company's websiet)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Sales Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started with a fairly easy phone interview. After that, I was called for an interview on site where I had 5 rounds of interviews with 5 different people. They were mainly asking about past work experiences and doing simulation of situations you'd have to face at work.

    Interview Questions
    • No particular difficult nor unexpected questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Operations Pathways Program Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of 2 interviews. It was done on campus and it goes quickly.
    Most of the questions are behavioral such as : Tell a time when you showed leadership? When were you innovative? It is a string of questions for which your responses have to be aligned with the 10 leadership principles

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you developed an analytic tool to resolve a problem   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strategic Partnerships Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by a recruitment consultant initially had a phone interview with her, followed by math and logic tests, a phone interview with head of department and another phone interview with the European lead. I was then told that there will be another 5-7 face-to-face interviews. I waited for over two months for the next interview date and finally withdraw my application.

    The two interviews I had were quite uninspiring and unenthusiastic. Both gentlemen talked about Amazon's growth and the huge opportunities but sighed whilst talking about big publishers and their challenges.

    I also asked if they could clarify their interview process as I was close to receiving offers from a couple of other companies. My interviewers response was that they didn't really had a fix process and they were not going to rush or speed up the process for my sake. As preferred to take their time and have choices for the position rather than going with the first good person they come across.

    Interview Questions
    • What do I see as the main challenges of the role? Have I ever dealt with difficult clients? Not really difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 8 interviews, starting with the phne screens with the recruiter. Then a whole day in the office, asked multiple similar questions. Competency based.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Tough negotiation phase so I gave up.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    CV
    Telephone Interview
    In-person interview
    Assessment Day

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee 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.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing particularly unexpected, the problem was around the right level, just lacked experience and confidence   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was invited for a telephone interview after being referred by an employee. The 45-min interview was largely competency based and it seemed the interviewer was given a long form to fill out within the time rather than conduct a conversation. The interviewer fired a torrid of questions without caring to dwell on the responses.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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