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Updated 25 Nov 2014
Updated 25 Nov 2014
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    Senior Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process included both telephonic and face to face rounds. It started with initial screening on a telephonic round . Then it had direct interview round with 4 different levels of interviewer on seperate sessions and all one to one. Few rounds were technical. Most of the rounds were about the past achievements , great moments and decisions , team building ability. Each personal round had questions testing your specific competency . Finally again there was a telephonic round to conclude the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no such question as it was all expected questions to the position applied   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    Transaction Risk Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Anlyticl test is vry imprtnt, it is a online test, all Qs are tricky, what seems to be wright is wrong, just go by the instrutionsgive before the Qs and go only by them. dont apply ur own logic.

    Interview Questions
    • they will ask you what are the risks in online transection, and how one can reduse them   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Seller Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds
    1- HR round
    2- online test
    3- vercent test
    4- ops round

    Interview Questions
    • vercent test can be a little difficult for freshers as all the tests conducted are time bound.
      with practise and speed any graduate with good communication and speed can get through!
        Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Manager III(L6) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Amazon.com.

    Interview Details

    I was told by the HR that there will be two telephonic screening rounds and if shortlisted, face-to-face interview in their office (6 more rounds).

    Interview Questions
    • In the first telephonic screening round, I was asked to explain my background in brief. Then, I was told: Assume there are 100 million text files/novels. I need to design a text suggestion tool, based on the 100million novels, while the user is typing search text in Amazon website.   View Answer
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seller Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    interview for Seller Support Associate- Started with HR round, quite easy. Gud Pay- just be sure about the Job Description and Prev Exps. next went for an OL test, Basic Psychometric tests, wants to see your analytical skills and stuff with no exact ans. Basic simple maths and charts.

    Interview Questions
    • Was very optimistic about it but Als! i was sent back.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 telephonic round and then 5 onsite round.
    telephonic round focus on architecture and people management skills.
    same for on site rounds....

    there is not HR round kind of thing...
    on site round also has a bar raiser round...

    Interview Questions
    • they only focus on two things, generic architecture level discussion, how would you design a specific scalable system. Mostly question will pose an ongoing problem in the group and you need to brain storm solution with them. Nothing that difficult , it is only that you need to apply common sense.

      second thing they focus is your people management skills, again all question are really practical and if you try to give a bookish answer you will be caught..so if you do not really believe in your answer you will not be able to make it...for e.g. "you have an excellent super brillant team member in your team, better than all others but his behavior is bad, he does not talk properly if someone approaches him for help of solution, he literally insults them...what would you do"...
      Now reallt think about your answer...if you want to preach this guy..it will not work out..it is his nature...do you really want to throw him out of your team...ha ha you probably will not like to...because these kind of people bring 10X value to organization...what will you do...

      similarly there are many trap questions..if you try to be politically and inetrview wise correct you will not make it...
        View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    My compensation was almost same ... declined because of that...

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    the interview had 3 rounds 1 aptitude pretty easy
    next was the technical round which again had aptitude and questions about testing
    and last the hr round which we didnt have as we were sent off saying the interview was complete

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Ontology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First & second round:- Online tests
    Third round:- Team member interview(basic questions from your resume- technical & projects)
    Fourth round:- Team lead interview(Puzzles/technical knowledge/analytical/product categorizing)
    Fifth round:- Managers round( All questions will be asked again as asked in the previous round)- Higher ;evel of difficulty

    Interview Questions
    • A lady buys goods worth 200 bucks from a shop (assuming the shopkeeper is selling goods at zero profit). The lady pays with a banknote worth 1000 bucks to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper gets the change from the next shop & keeps 200 for himself & returns 800 to the lady. After sometime the next shop owner returns the 1000 note saying it is fake & takes his money back. How much loss did the shopkeeper suffer?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Software Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • None. Focus more on problem solving or if you are able to figure out - test of potential than knowledge.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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