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Updated 24 Feb, 2015
Updated 24 Feb, 2015
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  1.  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    They attended a local career fair at my university - I handed them my resume and was asked to apply online with a certain code for SDE Interns. I applied and received a call scheduled for the next following day to interview. Interviewed, and got the email offer within 4 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Very typical codeable question for an undergrad - something you would get from cracking the coding interview. Only one question was asked - I then chatted with both interviewers for 45 minutes each separately for two back-to-back interviews.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone calls covering the following:
    Phone call 1-
    a. Write a function to remove the nth last element from a singly linked list
    b. Edge cases
    c. Tests for that function
    d. Input and output validation using status codes
    e. API design considerations and error handling for the function

    Phone call 2-
    a. Functions to reverse a linked list recursively and then iteratively
    b. Determine if two strings are anagrams, various approaches, space and time complexity
    c. Given two singly linked list heads, determine if they are merged
    d. Find the merge point of the two lists
    e. Test the merge/intersect function, consider edge cases
    f. Space and time complexity for all algorithms and data structures questions

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected- Recruiter was difficult to reach and had about <12hrs warning before scheduling interview. The actual interviews went well- the engineers were easy to talk to and walked through the problem solving.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 45 minutes back-to-back interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a specific problem you've met doing your project, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume during college career fair, heard back about two months later over email requesting an on campus interview. Two 45 minute interviews each with 1 coding question. First guy was talkative and explained what he does at Amazon, the second guy was straight to business and barely spoke. Both were friendly, just the second interviewer seemed like he did not want to be there. I prepared a lot in the prior weeks using the cracking the coding interview book, but honestly the questions were simpler than expected. My problem was that I misinterpreted the question a few times and tried to over complicate things (the coding interview book had much more difficult questions). It has been a week since the interview and still waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was enlightening. They asked coding specific questions, and asked some questions about projects I'd been involved with. They seemed kind of disorganized since they forgot to give me an NDA to sign.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that returns the amount of univalues in a tree.
      How would you implement a function that fills paint it a square box like MS paint?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview, talked up and down resume. They then asked me some basic software questions about stacks, queues, graphs, etc. We then discussed some of the standard behavioral questions. Second interview was more of the same but this one was more of a conversation than interview with only one real problem posed.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I'm posting this mostly because I had a pretty unconventional interview process.

    An Amazon recruiter reached out to see if I was interested in applying and, after I submitted my resume and personal information, she set me up with a 30 minute online evaluation (an AMCAT). From what I've gathered, this is more of a preliminary screening before passing a candidate onto the phone calls; however, after passing the test, I was given only one technical interview phone call.

    The call lasted about an hour and only consisted of technical questions. The engineer on the other end only asked what language I was most familiar with after commenting on the number of languages listed on my resume. This was the extent of any and all personal questions I was asked, as the remainder of the phone call was technical. The interviewer was very easy to talk to and I actually enjoyed working out the solutions to his questions.

    About a week and a half later I was given an offer. All in all, my experience was pretty weird since it lacked both personal questions and the usual second technical interview phone call.

    tl;dr - Even if your interview process is unconventional, just go with it.

    Interview Questions
    • Know the ins and outs of object oriented programming and be really comfortable with data structures.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
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    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was a very quick process. I was asked to take an online assessment test after which I was contacted to do a phone screen interview the next week. The phone call lasted for about 45 minutes and the interviewer was very pleasant to talk to. Got an offer from them within 10 days after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a singly linked list, find the kth element from the back and delete it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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