Amazon.com Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted through LinkedIn by recruiter. Signed up for a Hiring Event in Toronto. 15 minute phone conversation with Amazon recruiter. Hiring event consisted of 5 interviews, one with HR recruiter to go over HR issues related to working at Amazon. The other 4 were all technical. Was a pleasant experience overall. Interviewers were professional and cordial. Each lasted 45 minutes (exactly). The questions were pretty much as expected. Was told I would be contacted within 3 days whether they were going to offer position - all were for HQ at Seattle. I thought I did "ok". Though I stumbled a bit on the first interview.

      They let me know they were not ready to offer me anything. No feedback, but they told me they wouldn't give feedback from the start.

      Overall a pleasant experience. Seriously. :-)

    Interview Questions
    • Signed a NDA. But nothing unexpected, and nothing too difficult, assuming you have been studying.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I passed on to the second phone interview. General data structures questions about trees and sets.
    Problems:
    - Find the two elements of an array that sum up to a given sum
    - Find a loop in a graph

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Had initial interview with recruiter. After about two weeks had 2 technical interviews over the phone. Interviewers were very nice and tried to help, mostly discussing algorithms and presenting code solutions.
    In few weeks were offered to visit their office. Had about 5 interviews in a row, mostly technical and also with manager. Everybody was very friendly, open to discussions and questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you solve performance issue in your application?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    Applied on college job website, and received an interview on campus. The result came out in the night after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program which do a multiplication without using any built-in multiplication function. and optimize it.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    About two to three phone interviews and then in office interview at Seattle office. Amazon people are very friendly and smart and their questions make a lot of sense. I feel really good about the experience for interview at Amazon. I would be happy if they chose me for an in person interview at Seattle.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult question. the interview walks you through the answer and helps along the way. Just be good at algorithms and some languages like C++ , java, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 phone screen interviews, technical questions on datastructures, mostly hash sets and trees

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    3 phone interview, 1 on-site interview

    No Offer
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received an offer for a interview from a recruiter. First phone interview with a lady that had less experience than me. Second interview with a junior developer with less experience (and guessing even programming knowledge) than me. They did not seem happy with C# 4.0 syntax. I had to rewrite my answers in C++ syntax. I had not worked with binary trees since university but I was able to answer the questions. No idea why they did not select me for a onsite interview. However, I don't care I was not sure if I was going to put up with they crazy 8 hrs on site interview, and also I was not very interested as they pay is the same as other smaller companies, the pressure is way higher and I prefer to have balanced life outside work.
    Overall, after taking to my friend (ex-amazon programmer) too little reward for the trouble. Employees do not even have free Prime.

    Interview Questions
    • No one, they were all fairly simple. Questions related to binary trees and linked lists.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I got an email asking for availability for a test. Once we agreed on date/time, they sent me one question and asked me to provide them complete working solution with run time complexity and some test cases (Including special cases).

    Then then invited me for onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question was so easy and could be done in 30 minutes using all built-in container in C++ STL   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied about one month ago. Then after two weeks, I got an email from recruiter in Amazon asking me to do an online assessment in 6 days. I've done it last night. The questions are relatively simple, people who have gone through data structures can solve it without too much thinking. It was 3 questions in up to 90 minutes. The hard part is for each question, I have to write down description of approach, assumptions, which data structures used and why, analysis on complexity, and code comments. It took me more than 10 minutes to get these documents done (one can easily tell I am not native speaker btw:) )

    There was another session for behavior test after finished 3 questions. Things about whether you think you are creative, or what will you do if you find a minor bug near deadline. All self-selection questions.

    I just finished the first-round. Long before I get a position. Since I have to select whether get offer or not. Better to select a yes for good luck :) Wondering if I can update later

    Interview Questions
    • Writing documentation for 3 test questions took me a big way too long time.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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