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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details two interviews - on phone.

Interview Question – determine if two strings have the same suffix. The strings will be given in a list format
eg : C -> A -> P -> A -> B -> L -> E
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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details two phone interviews. The first one mainly focus on machine learning and algorithm part. And the second one is about statistics.

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

Interview Details I applied twice, once in early October and once in late October, and I talked to them at a career fair in between those two dates. I did not get an email until the night of December 3rd, which invited me to interview on December 5th. Usually companies will invite you to choose a specific date that fit your schedule so I found it a little rude for them to schedule an interview less than 48 hours away. Luckily I was free at that time, but I did not have a positive image of the process. The two interviews were going to be back to back 45 min phone interviews that started on the hour, so 15 min break in between.

Interview Question – write a function that takes in an int and returns a string that would be how one would say that number (ex: 123 -> one hundred twenty three; 50019 -> five thousand nineteen).   Answer Question

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Bucharest (Romania)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2013.

Interview Details The interview consisted in an online test on coding platform, there were 2 problems to solve in 90 minutes, if memory serves.
The problems were easy and finished well before the time expired. However the platform which did provided feedback for the "Demo problem" did not provided any feedback whatsoever on the problems that I had to solve, probably because it was Amazons intentions.
Not so peachy.

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Seattle, WA (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details At first, the RH team of Amazon contacted me to make an appointment for two phone interviews of 45min each with 15min break.
The interviews were technical interviews about Collections and Binary Search Trees. I had to implement a program in each interview about those topics.
In the first I had to write a method, using the website http://collabedit.com/ , that receives an integer and returns a string. That is an example:
brackets(0) = {} // no return
brackets(1) = { () } // returns a string with “()”
brackets(2) = { (()), ()() }
brackets(3) = { ((())), (()()), (())(), ()(()), ()()() }
In the second I had to discourse about Trees and to know how to implement one.
That was all that happened!

Interview Question – To discourse about Trees.   Answer Question

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Paris (France)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details I get in touch with Human Resources thanks to a forum of enterprises, that I attended in my university, were I did a first interview. After I was contacted to have a face to face interview with 3 different managers from inbound outbound areas in a Warehouse, this interviews were normal, without any difficult question but finally I was not taken because they prefer french speakers with a bilingual level

Interview Question – Nothing, all was expected.   Answer Question

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I applied online and interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details Submitted resume online, got contacted in a around a month and was asked to a phone interview within a couple days. Completed two phone interviews, thought they went well, but was contacted nearly two weeks later that I was not accepted.

Interview Question – An optimal algorithm to check whether a hand of cards was a full house (in Poker) or not.   Answer Question

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

Interview Details I applied on their website in November. Had no response until February, when a recruiter contacted me, sending me a link to a Codility test (which was quite difficult). A week after I submitted the test, the recruiter called me to let me know that I passed the test and that they are inviting me to an onsite interview. The interview was difficult, but straightforward. The interviewer was very nice, and gave me hints when I felt that I was stuck.

Interview Question – The technical problem wasn't something very difficult at first sight, but the trick was finding out the most efficient solution, which involved using tries. This solution was not implementable in 45 minutes, so the interviewer asked me to implement a specific part from the solution. There were very few behavioural questions, and nothing unexpected.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

Interview Details There are 3 phone interviews. One interviewer asked how to find cross elements in two given arrays.

Interview Question – One interviewer asked an OOD question (design a movie-actor search system). I can not understand all what he said.   Answer Question

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

Interview Details I applied online from their career website. Got a reply after 3 to 4 weeks. There were 2 back to back 45 minutes interviews with a 15 mins break in between. Both were technical and focused on Data Structures.
In the first interview the interviewer asked me about my projects, why I got into this field and why I applied for this position and then asked the main programming question. The second interview was also more or less the same.

Interview Question – 1. Implement a hashset from scratch, write code for various methods of hashset.
2. Find all the pairs of numbers from a list that sums to a particular number.
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