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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Software Engineer Intern Interview

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Interview Details I received interview notice after campus career fair. two 45-minute interview was arranged.

Interview Question – .First interview asked BST and 2sum in an array including time and space complexity questions. The second one asked me to merge to sorted array and something about arraylist and linkedlist.   Answer Question

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Interview Details Had two phone intervews back to back.

Interview Question – Implement a Linked List   Answer Question

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Software Developer Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details Very nice recruiters, gave me a lot of helpful hints to solve their questions. Asked to write a function that prints the sum of 2 numbers that are represented by linked list. Wasn't too bad, but I made a few errors.

Interview Question – Questions about how subtypes work. I wasn't expecting that, and was pretty rusty on them.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details I submitted my resume through the website about 2 months before they contacted me. They sent me back an email at the end of February regarding a phone interview. The phone interview was two calls back-to-back.

The first call was not really technical. The interviewer asked about projects and my background, and he was very nice. We did one coding exercise over CollabEdit. He was very interested in how I thought about the problem, so make sure to articulate what you're thinking about when you are given a problem and how you're thinking about solving it. The question was how to implement the division function without using the division operator.

The second call was a technical interview. The question was find the element in an array that appears an odd number of times. All elements are guaranteed to appear an even number of times, except one, which will appear an odd number of times. He asked a lot about the space and time complexity of the solutions that you provide, so make sure you understand those concepts and can apply them to your solution.

I did not receive an offer, but they replied back within a week.

Interview Question – In an array in which elements appear multiple times, it is guaranteed that all elements except one will appear an even number of times. Find the element that appears an odd number of times.   Answer Question

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

Interview Details 1. ask question about find the hash map, find the second max unique number in the array
2. about heap sort, binary tree, find the nth frequently used letter in the text
no design and algorithm

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Interview Details submit resume both online and on campus career fair, not sure which one worked. Got phone screen interviews request like 2 months later with 2 back to back phone interviews. Had some problems on how to communicate code on phone...

Interview Question – solve longest palindrome in O(n)   Answer Question

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Interview Details Two 45 min technical interview on the phone. Had to write code on both interviews.

Interview Question – 1. Find the second biggest number in an array of int.
2. implement a stack using an array.
3. Everything you do they will ask whats the complexity and ask if you can do it in a better way.
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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details The interview was simple with three questions:
1) remove duplicates in an array
2) hash table implementation in C
3) find max in an array

Since it was so easy, and I had given all the answers with correct complexities. Still did not get the offer.

Interview Question – find max in an array.
UNEXPECTED. not difficult
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Interview Details there were two phonecalls each with a gap of 15 minutes lasting 45 minutes each.

Interview Question – In the first call i was asked about one coding question on matrices and about basic questions on Data structures.In the second had a coding on string mannipulation and questions related to object oriented programming   Answer Question

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Interview Details 2 back to back phone interviews, 45 min each with a 15 min break inbetween

Interview Question – Given an 2D array of 1s and 0s, find the number of "islands" of 1s   View Answer

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