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Top 25 Amazon.com Interview Questions

At Amazon.com we prefer to hire those with an education in computer science or other related field. Walk me through your post-secondary education and training.
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Question 2 of 26
What would you consider your technical specialty?
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"Computing and Network Communications has always been a really strong area for me. I have a big interest in how network communication improves our daily lives and our overall business efficiency. I see that you are looking for team members who are experts in network communications which is what really caught my eye when I first saw your job posting."
"I have been focusing my career on becoming a cloud integration specialist although I do have cross platform app development expertise as well."
Do you have any particular areas of interest or ability? Talk to the interviewer about your strengths and be sure to highlight any particular skill that you excel in. It's a great idea, if you can, to highlight specific skills that may be listed on the company's job posting / job description. If there is a related area of interest where you'd like to expand your skills, you can mention those as well.
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Question 3 of 26
We seek to hire highly ambitious people. Where would you like your career with Amazon.com take you?
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"One of the reasons I was so excited to interview with Amazon.com is because of the endless growth opportunities you appear to offer your high performing employees. My biggest ambition is to be awarded a management role in the next 3-5 years."
"What interests me most about your company is that there are so many options when it comes to career growth. Ideally, I would like to earn my way into a team lead role, then a division manager position in the digital management department. Eventually, a CDO (Chief Data Officer) level role would be ideal. Of course, I understand that this will take many years of dedication and hard work."
Have you researched Amazon.com enough to know how their internal hierarchy works? Do they have a variety of departments and management levels, offering you choices when it comes to carving out your career path? Talk to the interviewer about your career ambitions specifically related to this role and their organization.
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Question 4 of 26
This role with Amazon.com is highly technical. What is your understanding of this position and the responsibilities that come with it?
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"From our previous conversation, understanding the job description, and researching the role online I feel that the job is best described as a project leader focused on X, Y, and Z. The technical requirements that you would like to see are A, B, and C. I am well versed in the tasks and programs you are asking for and am confident that I meet the strict requirements to successfully perform in this role."
"My understanding is that you seek a candidate with expert level skills in X, Y, and Z, who can train junior employees. I am an expert user in all three of these areas. Do you have any questions about my technical expertise?"
Assure the interviewer that you bring a full understanding of the technical requirements attached to this particular job. It is very important that you research the role and thoroughly consume the information provided in the company's job posting / job description. Keep your answer to the point.
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Question 5 of 26
In your opinion, what has been the biggest advancement in technology this past year?
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"There have been so many great advancements in technology this year. Recently, I was reading an article by MIT Technology Review and was amazed at the incredible advancements this year. The one that stood out most to me was the autopilot software update released by Tesla this year. We truly will have the software for vehicles to be controlled by tech rather than humans."
"The most impressive advancement in technology, in my opinion, is the continued advancement of mobile integration. Most of the modern world is connected by tech and we can do absolutely everything from our phones these days."
Display to the interviewer that you have an invested interest in the technology industry by discussing your thoughts on recent advancements. Be sure to include the ways in which you stay up to date on industry changes and new technology.
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Question 6 of 26
Tell me about the most interesting project you have worked on this year and the biggest thing you learned from it.
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Question 7 of 26
At Amazon.com we take pride in our ability to stay one step ahead of our competitors. How will you contribute to this trend?
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Question 8 of 26
Looking at our products and services, what do you think we do better at Amazon.com than any of our competitors?
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Question 9 of 26
At Amazon.com we take privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Are you willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement, if hired?
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Question 10 of 26
We consider research to be the backbone of what we do at Amazon.com. Do you think it's important to conduct research before beginning a project or would you rather jump right in?
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Question 11 of 26
I would like to have a full understanding of your experience and portfolio. What types of industries have your previous projects been involved in?
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Question 12 of 26
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
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Question 13 of 26
Working at Amazon.com, you will experience changes on a regular basis. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?
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Question 14 of 26
At Amazon.com we value organization. Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.
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Question 15 of 26
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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Question 16 of 26
Who would you say inspires you?
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Question 17 of 26
What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?
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Question 18 of 26
Culture fit is important to us at Amazon.com. How would you describe your personality?
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Question 19 of 26
We encourage innovation at Amazon.com. When have you created a new product or service?
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Question 20 of 26
At Amazon.com we seek to hire leaders. Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
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Question 21 of 26
What do you think you will like about this role with Amazon.com?
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Question 22 of 26
How do you keep up-to-date on new technologies and trends in this industry?
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Question 23 of 26
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
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Question 24 of 26
How do you define success?
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Question 25 of 26
We want to hire people at Amazon.com who have the desire to lead others. How many people did you supervise at your last position?
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Question 26 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American international electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, VHSs, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics?notably, Amazon Kindle e-book readers, Kindle Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone ? and is a major provider of cloud computing services.

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