Amazon Interview Questions

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We want to hire people at Amazon who have the desire to lead others. How many people did you supervise in your last position?

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    We want to hire people at Amazon who have the desire to lead others. How many people did you supervise in your last position?

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    Working at Amazon, 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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    Can you name a time where you had to be frugal in the workplace?

  4. 4.

    When starting at a new position, how do you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  5. 5.

    At Amazon, we take privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Are you willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement, if hired?

  6. 6.

    Do you know anyone who works for Amazon?

  7. 7.

    What would you consider your technical specialty?

  8. 8.

    Tell me about the most interesting project you have worked on this year and the biggest thing you learned from it.

  9. 9.

    Can you talk to me about your GPA during undergraduate/graduate school?

  10. 10.

    Amazon is known for exceptional customer service. What does excellent customer service mean to you?

  11. 11.

    What is Amazon's company mission, and what does it mean to you?

  12. 12.

    How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  13. 13.

    Who founded Amazon?

  14. 14.

    We seek to hire highly ambitious people. Where would you like your career with Amazon to take you?

  15. 15.

    We consider research to be the backbone of what we do at Amazon. Do you think it's important to conduct research before beginning a project or would you rather jump right in?

  16. 16.

    What is the last thing you purchased on Amazon?

  17. 17.

    Amazon is a company of pioneers. In which ways are you a pioneer?

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    Amazon believes in a diverse perspective. When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

  19. 19.

    Do you do any volunteering in your spare time?

  20. 20.

    Culture fit is important to us at Amazon. How would you describe your personality?

  21. 21.

    We encourage innovation at Amazon. What does innovation mean to you?

  22. 22.

    This role with Amazon is highly technical. What is your understanding of this position and the responsibilities that come with it?

  23. 23.

    In your opinion, what has been the biggest advancement in video streaming technology this past year?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.

  25. 25.

    At Amazon, we seek to hire leaders. Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work-related procedures.

  26. 26.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  27. 27.

    Name two benefits of having an Amazon Prime account. Do you have a Prime account?

  28. 28.

    Amazon has over 300 million active customers. How do you think we can attract an even larger customer base?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever had to contact Amazon customer support? If so, describe your experience.

  30. 30.

    Amazon has 14 Leadership Principles. Name 3 of them and how you embody those principles.

  31. 31.

    What was one question you didn't want me to ask today?

  32. 32.

    Tell me about a time that you have helped a coworker accomplish an important goal.

  33. 33.

    What qualities do you feel make a leader successful?

  34. 34.

    What questions do you have for me?

  35. 35.

    Do you think it is important to have fun at work?

  36. 36.

    Do you consider yourself a calculated risk-taker?

  37. 37.

    What are your professional goals in the next five years?

  38. 38.

    Name one person in your life that you consider a mentor. What impact have they had on you?

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    What one word would your previous supervisor use to describe you?

  40. 40.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  41. 41.

    What does Amazon's Leadership Principle 'Strive to be Earth's Best Employer' mean to you?

  42. 42.

    One of Amazon's newest Leadership Principles is 'Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility.' How does this principle resonate with you?