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Updated Apr 20, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in October 2011.

Interview Details 1 online technical test of 90 minutes consisting of some multiple choice questions and 3 programming questions followed by an interview

Interview Question – What all do you know about Amazon   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details Applied on college job site. Received an email to pick a date to have two 45 minute interviews at my college career center. First interview had a pretty common question. Second interview was more difficult, not types of question you would see in Cracking the Coding Interview. Overall, the interview was fair. Just practice writing out code on paper or a whiteboard if you have a face-to-face interview and brush up on basic algorithms! I interviewed on Thursday and received an email with offer on Monday.

Interview Question – Signed NDA   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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

Interview Details Talked to two interviewers, each asked me a basic question about object oriented programming and scripting. I spent about 45 minutes with each interviewer. They were both nice and polite.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Madison, WI (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details Applied online in January and after 2 month when Amazon hosted a career fair on our campus, got selected for back to back 90 mins interview. 45 mins with each interviewer. Questions are standard questions. If you do problems on UVA online judge, Topcoder or Hackerrank regularly, these type of interview questions should be fairly straightforward to answer.

Also, as many other big tech companies, just solving the problem is not enough. It's also important that you make sure your thought can be understood by others. Explaining how you come up with a solution with clarity is much more important that just solving all of the problems without saying how you did it.

There are four questions. 1 focus on math, 1 on building trees, 1 on linkedlist and 1 on string manipulation
As always, make sure you also understand the complexity and performance of you solution.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. But I think the final offer (final salary) also depends on your performance during the interview.

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Senior Product Manager Intern Interview

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Telephone, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details Initial Rounds - 2
Type - Telephonic, Behavioral and Case Based Interviews (Analytical)

Interview Question – Case Based: Describe why the average revenue of the individual product is going down while the average revenue of the entire product line is going up.   Answer Question

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User Experience Design Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details 2 rounds. 1st is an UX designer asking me about the projects in my portfolio. 2nd round is 2 interviews from 2 different UX designers. They will ask me about my team work experience and opinion.

Interview Question – One of the UX designer asked me to do a design challenge.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details phone interview, including few questions about your work history, the rest are mostly technical questions. The first phone interview questions are kind easy. Second round questions are Data Structure, Algorithm related. Questions are not difficult, normally ask you how to optimize the algorithm. People are nice.

Interview Question – Find an alternative way to optimize the algorithm.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Amazon.com

Interview Details I managed to get an on-campus interview by emailing the university recruiting coordinator. Signed up for a time, interviewed with two people on the on-campus interview rooms.

Interview Question – None were rather difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

Interview Details I submitted my resume in the college career fair. I got an interview call after 3 months.

Interview Question – I had 2 back to back technical interviews
Question1: Find two numbers in an unsorted array that equal to a given sum
Question2: Find the first unique character in a string
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Software Development Engineer Intern Interview Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

Interview Details I applied online and was contacted by the HR to schedule the interview.
Both the interviewers were nice and it was a very good experience.

Interview Questions

  • Q. Remove duplicates from an sorted array inplace. He was expecting a linear time solution for this.   View Answer
  • Q. A question on BFS.   Answer Question
  • Q. Reverse a linked list without modifying the existing list.   View Answer
  • Q. write code to detect if an array contains any duplicates?   View Answer
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