Well, Excel itself is a vast thing, I just know what is related to my work or if there is anything else required, I can go to Google or colleague who can help me. In Excel, nobody can excel and if you ask about me, I am still learning and developing my skills.
The only difficult part was coping up with the interrogation. I was put up in a room from 9AM to 7PM and was interviewed by 8 people. The head of the team came last and managed to put me off with his arrogance and lack of respect for competitors in India.
The interview(s) started off really well and the fact that I was sitting there was a clear sign that my previous interactions where successful. From skills, past experiences, accomplishments, the role, e-commerce industry, weather, and even music; we discussed a lot. After the first three rounds I was happy and excited. Things were ok during the next few rounds and I managed to answer the same questions I had been answering all morning with as much enthusiasm as possible. I was told that I would meet 5 people. However this changed to 8 and the way the next few rounds went suggested that these guys were either not communicating internally or wanted opinions from more team members. By the time I reached the last session it was almost 6:30PM and I had been sitting in the same room since 9AM (I had reached Amazon's office at 8AM and left my place at 7AM). Along came the last interviewer; the head of the team. In the next few minutes I was not asked anything relevant to my past experience or skills, but tested and probed to obtain what seemed like scientific data on my behavior and personality. I sensed a bit of arrogance and lack of respect for competition, something I did not expect from the senior most person of the team. Things only went down hill from here. The interview seemed more like an interrogation and I increasingly started to struggle to maintain patience. I believe in free speech and do not stop myself from speaking my mind (politely and diplomatically, where possible) as long as I know what I'm talking about and I have reason to back my arguments. This did not go well as the person I was talking to. It seemed to me that I was confronted with a narcissist with a god complex. I was not prepared for an interview process where 8 people visit me one by one and asked the same set of questions all over again. And I was certainly not prepared to deal with the most difficult person; the last. When I left, I knew I would not be coming back here. But what bothered me most is that after all the time and effort I had put in the interview process (listed above); Amazon didn't even care to share a feedback, even when I specifically requested for one from the HR. No Response what so ever. The perception I got about the team was that even though they say the organization structure is flat, it has subtle hierarchical layers and certainly not averse to internal politics. One of the interviewer actually mentioned this. So if you wish a big brand name and are ready to suck it up and do execution work even at a mid management level, go for it!