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Customer Service Associate (Seller Support) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through another source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.
Interview Details On seeing an online I went to amazon office in Hyderabad, have to admit the selection process was quiet tough.
Total 8 rounds:
1. Written(Basic grammar)
2. Personal Intro
3. Listening & Typing (Versant)
4. Listening & speaking (Versant telephonic round)
5. Written (e-mail, aptitude, English, customer service test cases)
6. HR Round
The first 5 rounds took place on the first day and as they said they called me the next day to come to their office and give the interview the day after, after going there I got to know that there is a HR and an operations round and as it is getting late only HR round took place for 30- 45 minutes instead of both.
Interview Question – The questions from the HR are based on your experience, as I was a fresher she asked me the following questions. The HR seems to be a very nice lady.
1. Why amazon?
2. Where do u see yourself after certain span of time?
3. Do you have any backlogs?
4. What do you know about customer service?
--- I didn't answer as I knew nothing. So to make me answer this she asked me the following.
5. What do you expect when you go to a restaurant?
--- As I answered this question she asked me to relate the answer with the 4th question.
and some customer scenarios.
6. How long will you stay with us? Answer Question
SDE-1 Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in August 2012.
Interview Details Campus Hire - presentation - online exam - two rounds - round 1 on C,C++ round 2 on Coding
Short List , Group Discussion of Prog Questions, 80 minutes long interview and good to go. Offer was made. HR interaction
Interview Question – What did you do in your college fest? That was the last question I expected from Amazon. Answer Question
Applications Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.
Interview Details the interview process was having 5 rounds.in first round the took written test which had programming question and scripting based programming question.in scripting question you can use any script language like Perl, python,shell to write programs.second round was problem solving and coding round,in which they asked data stc and puzzles.
third round was scripting and troubleshooting round ,where they asked 6-8 programming qs to check expertise in your favorite programming language and your thought process to solve problems.fourth round was managerial,where he asked puzzles and some real time production problems (avg) .fifth round was of cross managerial round ,he asked about previous project work in details and some tricky coding question.
so overall it was enjoyable for me and level of difficulty was not too difficult but not average.
Interview Question – they asked me about my difference with my current manager,so i was surprised. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at Amazon.com
Interview Details I applied through my college or university in July 2014, the company came to the campus and the selection process consisted of multiple rounds.
Internship interview details:
It consisted of an online test including aptitude and technical(coding). The test had 22 questions on C, C++, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Data Structures and logical and quantitative ability. There were two coding questions also which had to be coded in either C,C++ or Java.
Second and further rounds consisted of technical and HR interviews by the company.
The duration of the internship was from six months to an year.
Interview Question – The coding questions were of medium difficulty level and one of them demanded to write the balancing code snippet for a binary tree to check whether it is balanced or not. Answer Question
Senior Business Development Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.
Interview Details Very very long and tedious hiring process. Interviewers were great and asked relevant questions. They just need to condense their hiring process so that the candidates do not have to wait for long
Interview Question – Business Case Answer Question
Quality Assurance Engineer I Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in December 2010.
Interview Details This was a walkin event and it took the whole day to complete the interviews.
I got the interview results in about 7 days. After that there was alot of documentation.
No negotiations as the offer was good.
There was quite some rounds for the interview --- asked about testing and coding rounds were also there
Interview Question – Seven Rounds --- QA rounds 3, 1 coding, 1 manager round, 1 br round
Coding was the toughest Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. Offer was quite tempting :)
Engagement Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in May 2014.
Interview Details Applied through a referral. Was very excited about the Process. HR explained me the Role in detail and asked me to prepare well. I sincerely gathered a lot of information on Amazon model, History, Jeff Bezos Spin the fly wheel model. Though I am not from the E-commerce industry, I went through the online videos of How to List the products on Amazon site and the LOB of Amazon. Understood the Leadership Principles thoroughly on which Amazonians put a lot of stress and want every other person appearing for the Interview to Deep Dive into this. There were a lot of rescheduling as the First Interview was never free to take a telephonic Interview. Finally someone else took my first round and that went very well. She decided half way to take my candidature forward. Scheduled for the second round of telephonic Interview. The Busy guy was again not available and then another Amateur guy took my interview. He asked me nothing about leadership Principles. He went into the details of How will you convince a seller to click right or left sided images of the Product (Being from a non e-commerce industry I don't even understand the concept). He wanted to hear specific words from me.
Interview Question – How will you convince a seller to click right or left sided images of the Product (Being from a non e-commerce industry I don't even understand the concept).
What if you don't have the Bar code of an item from the seller. I answered, we can take a combination of Brand + product etc.,to list it but he wanted to hear, that I can call up the products Customer care centre to get the bar code. Lol. Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
Interviewed at Amazon.com
Interview Details Got a call from HR dept , arrived office on a week ends and had the first round. they are looking for pure algorithms experts. i am very good in java language but their expectation is on algorithms which i cant do much better.. any its worth to try
Interview Question – write a program which will to get all the values from a binery tree. i may be simple but i nevered brushed up Answer Question
Software Development Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.
Interview Details Well managed. Multiple rounds. Facilitation is good. Questions on people management, motivating team and high performers. Definitely check on their leadership traits (refer website). While interviewing they keep noting/writing (on a laptop) after asking the question: you may need not to adjust to that! would look like the interviewer is not listening to you properly.
Interview Question – None. Focus more on problem solving or if you are able to figure out - test of potential than knowledge. Answer Question
SDE2 Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in June 2014.
Interview Details Its a first round Telephonic Interview. This position is for Kindle team i believe. Interview is taken by Rahul. Its a first round Telephonic Interview. This position is for Kindle team i believe. Interview is taken by Rahul. Its a first round Telephonic Interview. This position is for Kindle team i believe. Interview is taken by Rahul.
Interview Question – Q1. print binary tree in zigzag order
Q2. difference/explain all kinds of sorting
Q3. I have a number in mind. Can you tell your approach to find it?
Q4. How do you split a string into meaning ful words? ex: icandoit -> i can do it View Answer
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