Amazon.com intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed 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
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed 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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round was an mcq round having questions from: Quantitative aptitude, c, c++, java, operating system and 2 coding questions.
    Second round was technical interview: questions on arrays, linked list and trees were asked.
    Third round: it was hr round. typical hr questions were asked

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    firstly they took a online test conducted through hackerrank and then 25 students were shortlisted ..then two technical iinterview rounds were there...... they questiojns regarding trees, algorithms, sortings questions, operating system.... interview was really nice and goes very smoothly if u know most of the things

    Interview Questions
    • they askes me a puzzle of bouncing ball and 100 buildings problem   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Development Engineer I Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty neat and quick. Took two back to back interviews each of 45 minutes and that's it. Problem solving and then code those solutions. System design question. Unit test scenarios.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The entire process was very enjoyable for me. Before the interview, I was informed on the topics they would ask so I could better prepare myself for it. I had back-to-back interviews with 45 minutes each. The interview didn't delve too much into my past experience and just went straight to the technical questions. I answered 2 questions for each interview. The questions were about data structures and algorithms, if you know the Cracking book pretty well then it should be no problem. The interviewers were nice and guided me with the right directions to answer the questions. I was given an offer a week later and was provided with very detailed information about the internship. Overall it was a very positive interviewing experience for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Very expected questions. For every question, you are expected to explain your approach, step through conceptually, and then write the code, step through the code, and clean up the code. Although questions are not the most difficult, you need to be very accurate and precise with your thought process and code.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Leadership Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three step interview process. Went through all three interview on campus. Very laid back and casual. The interviews did not really give a good idea of what a summer with Amazon would look like, so be sure to have done your research before applying. There are two case questions to answer, but if you know about little's law you'll be fine.

    Interview Questions
    • Two case questions that involved math and were fairly easy   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter after handing in resume at a career fair. Invited straight to on site interview. Had to prepare a case on a M&A scenario, or inventory management. 4 rounds of 30 minute 1 on 1 interviews, two standard behavior, one "bad cop", and one bar raiser. Case assumptions will get challenged, but relatively straight forward

    Interview Questions
    • If amazon were to launch a new product what would be your idea. How will it make money.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    6 months Full time commitment for undergrad students
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had employee referral a couple months before response from recruiter. I was contacted by recruiter to set up 50 minute phone interview which was was both in depth behavioral and a decent amount of technical questions. Then invited to Amazon headquarters for two back to back 45 minute interviews. Ultimately heard back a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you decide price point for advertising on Kindle?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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