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Amazon Business Analyst Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Business Analyst interview at Amazon, here are 29 interview questions and answer examples.

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When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

How to Answer

A talented business analyst will have the ability to pivot, adapt, and change at a moments' notice. As a business analyst, you know that problem-solving and thinking outside the box when it comes to changing situations is a valuable skill set. Talk to the Amazon interviewer about your ability to create a variety of potential scenarios for your clients and accounts. You may never need to take on these scenarios; however, it's great for the interviewer to know that you can adapt your plan on the fly.

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Amazon Business Analyst Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

      How to Answer

      A talented business analyst will have the ability to pivot, adapt, and change at a moments' notice. As a business analyst, you know that problem-solving and thinking outside the box when it comes to changing situations is a valuable skill set. Talk to the Amazon interviewer about your ability to create a variety of potential scenarios for your clients and accounts. You may never need to take on these scenarios; however, it's great for the interviewer to know that you can adapt your plan on the fly.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I love having contingency plans. A business analyst needs to understand that ideally, we will do 'X,' but if that fails, we need to be ready to pivot and make sure that 'Y' happens. Having alternate scenarios mapped out takes out the uncertainty and is sure to prepare everyone to adapt if a problem should arise."

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  • Behavioral

    2. How do you react when you are dissatisfied with the quality of your work or the outcome of a project?

      How to Answer

      As a business analyst, you want everything to be perfect, and you want every project to be pristine for your valued client and employer. Failure happens to all of us from time to time. The Amazon interviewer would like to know how you respond to let-downs in the workplace. There will always be a time when you are not happy with your work environment, but your reaction will determine whether or not you recover from the disappointment. Show that you have the maturity to be able to respond to dissatisfaction productively.

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      1st Answer Example

      "In business analysis, there is little room to play around with our work and bounce back from mistakes. I allow myself to make mistakes, tweak my work, and play around with different models; however, an analytical mind is always seeking improvements and will not rest until it's right."

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  • Behavioral

    3. How would you ultimately describe your work style, and do you believe its compatible with Amazon's culture?

      How to Answer

      This question does not refer to your personality or character but more to your methodology when getting your work done. Talk to the Amazon interviewer about your day-to-day approach to projects, communicating with coworkers, or collaborating with clients.

      Your work style might be:

      - Collaborative
      - Well-Planned
      - Speedy
      - Flexible or Adaptive
      - Independent
      - Company-focused
      - Team-based

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      1st Answer Example

      "I would describe my work style as highly team-based. I keep in mind that my pace, quality of work, and outcome will always affect multiple people on my team. If I am unsure of the path to take on a project, I will consult with my team here at Amazon to ensure that my ideas align well with theirs."

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  • Behavioral

    4. Amazon values decisiveness and encourages our employees to use a variety of decision making systems. Which decision-making technique do you deploy most often?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer wants to understand the techniques and thought processes you use to come to conclusions when working on projects. Pareto Analysis or the 80/20 rule is a commonly used decision-making technique, as is T-Chart Analysis, and more. Discuss with the interviewer what you know about decision-making and the importance of coming to accurate conclusions.

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  • Behavioral

    5. As a business analyst, when do you consider a project successful and complete?

      How to Answer

      Just because a client has signed off on a project, that does not mean your job as a business analyst is done. The Amazon interviewer would like to understand when you consider a project to be successful and complete. Share that you are available to your clients when they need you and that you do not abandon them the moment they sign off on a project.

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  • Behavioral

    6. How do you determine the difference between a risk and an issue?

      How to Answer

      If you have experience as a business analyst or a project manager, you know full well that there is a world of difference between a genuine risk and an issue. The Amazon interviewer wants to see that you are not going to overlook probability but that you can also focus your attention on current problems.

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  • Career Development

    7. Which career development goals have you set for yourself this year?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know that you are motivated to better yourself personally and professionally. Career development can come in many forms:

      - Conferences
      - Trade shows
      - Seminars & workshops
      - Reading
      - Podcasts
      - Online coursework
      - Finding a mentor

      Discuss with the Amazon interviewer how you plan to develop yourself professionally this year and be sure to tie it into how this goal will benefit Amazon, should they choose to hire you.

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  • Communication

    8. Amazon values transparent and timely communication, both internally and with our partners and customers. How do you show your clients the importance of communication during a project?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer would like to know that you lead by example in communication in the workplace. Breakdown of communication in a business setting can have dire effects on the profitability of an organization. This effect is why it is essential, as a business analyst, to understand that 'telling' and 'showing' are two very different things when it comes to proper communication with your clients and their teams. Give examples of how you put dialogue into action throughout your projects.

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  • Compatibility

    9. What does the acronym PEST stand for, and have you ever used it?

      How to Answer

      PEST is a form of analysis used to pick apart a business environment like Amazon's, allowing a business analyst to understand all of the external factors Amazon may be facing. PEST stands for Political, Economic, Social, and Technological. As a seasoned business analyst, you should know PEST and how to tackle this type of analysis. Show the interviewer that you have the knowledge they are seeking.

      If you have never used PEST analysis before, that is okay too. Merely show the hiring authority that you understand the concept and are eager to work with this form of analysis in the future.

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  • Compatibility

    10. Amazon is a Six Sigma organization. Are you Six Sigma certified? Why is Six Sigma important to you, as a business analyst?

      How to Answer

      Being Six Sigma certified is not always a requirement for a business analyst; however, this type of training never hurts! Six Sigma certification comes in various levels, including white belt, yellow belt, green belt, and MBB, which is short for Master Black Belt. Discuss with the Amazon interviewer if you have this type of training and how it helps you do your job as a business analyst.

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  • Compatibility

    11. What key strengths should a business analyst possess, and how do these apply to our work here at Amazon?

      How to Answer

      An excellent business analyst will be analytical, a great critical thinker, and a fantastic problem solver. There are many essential strengths that a business analyst should have, and it may be hard to choose. Start by reviewing the job description or job posting, and pick out a few key strengths that the potential employer seeks. Then, form your response based on those keywords that you possess.

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  • Creative Thinking

    12. Name two important types of charts or diagrams a business analyst would use. Why are these important?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon hiring authority wants to see that you have basic knowledge of the diagrams and charts that you will be using during your business analyst career. Some examples include:

      - Data Flow Diagrams
      - Activity Diagrams
      - Use Case Diagrams
      - Brainstorm Mind Map
      - Feature Roadmap
      - Organizational Chart

      You are likely familiar with a few of these charts and diagrams, so be sure to choose a couple of options that you know well and can easily discuss.

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  • Creative Thinking

    13. How often do you discuss work with your colleagues to think up new systems and styles of working?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer would like to know if you discuss creative ideas with your coworkers. Talk to the interviewer about how you have used creative thinking in the workplace.

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  • Direct

    14. Are you currently interviewing with any of Amazon's competitors?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer at Amazon is curious and would like to know if you are visiting any of Amazon's close competitors to discuss similar business analyst roles. You are never obligated to disclose who you are interviewing with, and you are usually best not to name any names in such a tight-knit industry.

      Let the Amazon interviewer know that you are active in your search but are very discerning regarding your applications and final decision. You also do not want it to appear that you are putting all of your eggs into this one basket. Think of this as a first date question - you want to show your interest and keep some mystery! Be direct without giving away too much.

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  • Direct

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

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer would like to know if you are satisfied with your interview performance. If your interview were a flop, you would know, and it's much better to address outright your performance than try to sweep it under the rug.

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  • Education

    16. Tell me more about your degree and the business analysis field in which you are most interested.

      How to Answer

      A business analyst can specialize in various industries, including finance, economics, statistics, computer or information science, manufacturing, and more. Discuss where you focused while obtaining your university degree with the interviewer, and then set the scene for them as to where your career path has taken you. Be sure to express interest in Amazon's target industries or area of focus.

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  • Experience

    17. What are your thoughts on Agile software development? Do you encourage Agile methodologies with your clients?

      How to Answer

      Agile software development and its overall principles have been openly embraced by organizations worldwide since its inception. Agile encourages collaboration with teams, customers, and the end-user, allowing for more cross-functional projects to happen with fewer hiccups.

      However, there are still some people who strongly argue against Agile. Those people tend to prefer Waterfall, for instance. Discuss your thoughts on Agile with the interviewer at Amazon, keeping in mind that it's best to research where the hiring company stands on Agile before your interview.

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  • Experience

    18. Describe Kano Analysis and why it is important.

      How to Answer

      Kano Analysis was created to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and clients. When analyzing a product, it's vital that a company fully understands how to determine customer happiness. There are three points to Kano Analysis:

      - Unexpected Delighters
      - Performance Attributes
      - Must-Have Attributes

      Show the Amazon interviewer that you understand that these three points work together to help you analyze customer satisfaction.

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  • Experience

    19. What are the various SDLC models?

      How to Answer

      SDLC stands for Software Development Life Cycle, a concept that IT Business Analysts often use. There are various SDLC models, including Agile, Waterfall, Spiral, Iterative, and V-Shaped. Display to the Amazon interviewer that you understand the variances between these models by briefly discussing their differences.

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  • Experience

    20. What does the acronym INVEST mean to technical teams and project managers?

      How to Answer

      A good business analyst should understand that the acronym INVEST is for:

      - Independent
      - Negotiable
      - Valuable
      - Estimable
      - Sized appropriately
      - Testable

      Show the Amazon interviewer that you are familiar with industry terms by explaining what INVEST means, breaking down each word. If you are not familiar with INVEST, that is okay. Likely, this means that you do not often work in the IT space.

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  • Experience

    21. What is benchmarking, and why is it important?

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      By definition, to benchmark is to evaluate or compare with a pre-set standard. When a business analyst is benchmarking, they take a deep dive into a competing organization and then use those marks to set a standard for the company they are working with.

      This deep dive could include hiring practices, return policies, product development, manufacturing procedures, and more. Explain to the interviewer how you, as a successful business analyst, use benchmarking to help your clients achieve their goals.

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  • Experience

    22. Talk to me about your specific technical skills as a business analyst.

      How to Answer

      Whether your career focus is on being a data business analyst, an IT business analyst, or a strategic business analyst, your response to this question may be entirely different.

      If you are interviewing for a data-focused role, your technical skills may include data analysis software and visual presentation programs such as PowerPoint. As an IT business analyst, you likely have exposure to software development tools and templates. Then, as a strategic business analyst, your technical skills may be better suited for professional industries and include strategic and business case analysis software and applications. Discuss with the Amazon interviewer which technical skills you will bring to their organization.

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  • Experience

    23. Tell me about your involvement in systems development life cycle and user acceptance testing.

      How to Answer

      An experienced business analyst will have exposure to SDLC, which is systems development life cycle or application development lifecycle. When a business introduces new software or applications to their organization, they need to ensure the change is well planned, adequately tested, and then properly deployed company-wide. A seasoned business analyst can make this process run much smoother, saving an organization like Amazon valuable time, resources, and funds. Describe your experience with SDLC and user application testing. If you do not have exposure to these activities, be sure to express your interest in becoming involved and learning.

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  • Honesty

    24. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

      How to Answer

      Companies like Amazon will have confidentiality agreements for a variety of reasons. These could protect their trade secrets or ensure that you do not bring their trade secrets to another company or client. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on confidentiality agreements.

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  • Personal

    25. What are your thoughts on Agile software development? Do you encourage Agile methodologies with your clients?

      How to Answer

      Agile software development and its overall principles have been openly embraced by organizations worldwide, including Amazon, since its inception. Agile encourages collaboration with teams, customers, and the end-user, allowing for more cross-functional projects to happen with fewer hiccups.

      However, there are still some people who strongly argue against Agile. Those people tend to prefer Waterfall, for instance. Discuss with the Amazon interviewer your thoughts on Agile, keeping in mind that it's best to research where the hiring company stands on Agile before your interview.

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  • Personal

    26. Here at Amazon, we use a variety of data modeling tools. Which data modeling software do you prefer to use?

      How to Answer

      Most commonly, business analysts will use Microsoft Excel or Visio for their data modeling needs. Likely, the preferred software or program will be mentioned in Amazon's job posting, so be sure to refer to that. If you have experience in the software or applications Amazon uses, be sure to mention your level of exposure and expertise. If you do not have experience in their preferred programs or software, discuss how you can apply your current knowledge to their systems.

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  • Salary

    27. Is compensation the most critical factor for you when considering taking job here at Amazon?

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer would like to know how much emphasis you put on pay when considering a new position. In addition to compensation, there are many other factors to a fulfilling career. These other factors may include:

      - work/life balance
      - amount of travel involved in the role
      - overall medical and health benefits Amazon offers
      - additional perks such as a cell, car allowance, spending account
      - the industry you will be working in
      - amount of vacation time
      - the type of clients you would be working with if hired by Amazon
      - the location of the company
      - career growth opportunity
      - the size of your new team
      - Amazon's reputation
      - overall workplace culture

      Talk to the Amazon interviewer about other factors that are important to you when considering a new job. If you are not sure about the details for this role, you can ask!

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  • Teamwork

    28. Cross-organizational collaboration is important here at Amazon. Tell me about your experience working with teams from various departments of the organization.

      How to Answer

      The Amazon interviewer would like more information on your exposure to working in a cross-functional environment. If you work for a larger company, you may have been asked to work on a project with teams from another department. Your ability to work with cross-functional teams will be a significant asset to Amazon since they are a large organization.

      Maybe you headed a project that required you to collaborate with the human resources, IT, and sales teams. Share any challenges that came up and what you learned from the experience.

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  • Teamwork

    29. How would you deal with conflict on your team if hired by Amazon?

      How to Answer

      The hiring authority at Amazon is looking to hear about your ability to communicate with your team or even external stakeholders and professionally handle issues when they arise once you accept the job with Amazon. Think of an example where you worked closely with others to resolve a conflict. You could also offer a scenario where you mediated an issue between two coworkers. Show that you can keep your head on your shoulders when dealing with conflict.

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    Area Manager Interview Questions

    30. We hire high-potential people who are ready to make an impact on our operations. Tell us about the most significant impact you've made in your current position.

    31. As an Amazon Area Manager, you will be responsible for leading and guiding others. How do you plan to invest in the growth and development of your new team?

    32. We are looking for an Area Manager with a collaborative leadership style. Describe what this means to you.

    33. Amazon is one of the most customer-centric companies on the globe. What tools, processes, and methods will you rely on to ensure that your team provides the best possible customer service?

    34. Amazon is defining the future of online retail. How will you contribute to this mission as an Area Manager?

    35. We seek an Area Manager who is energetic, organized, and a self-starter ready to succeed for themselves and motivate others in a deadline-driven environment. How will you emulate these qualities and meet these goals if hired?

    36. Amazon provides extensive training and development for our entry-level managers. How can we help you to become an exceptional people leader?

    37. What do you know about the way Amazon runs its fulfillment and delivery network?

    38. As an Area Manager, you will coach and develop a team of associates in a distribution warehouse environment. Do you have experience working and/or leading in a distribution warehouse environment?

    39. A primary focus of this role is motivating, mentoring, and managing your team. Do you consider yourself a 'servant leader?'

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    Brand Specialist Interview Questions

    40. Choose one of Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles and talk about a time when you embodied that principle at work or school.

    41. Amazon Brand Specialists strive to improve the customer journey at every turn. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

    42. Brand Specialists embrace Amazon's Leadership Principle of 'Customer Obsession.' Talk about your most challenging customer and how you successfully delivered on their expectations.

    43. Amazon believes in 'Ownership', and our team members act on behalf of the entire company - beyond just themselves or their team. Talk about a time when you served on behalf of others without being asked.

    44. Amazon Brand Specialists take ownership of their work and never say, 'that's not my job.' Walk me through a time when you were asked to complete a task outside of your scope of accountabilities.

    45. Amazon Brand Specialists have strong judgment and good instincts. Talk about a time when you made an unpopular decision that you knew was right.

    46. Would you rather work with people you are smarter than or work with people smarter than you?

    47. Amazon leaders 'Are Right, A Lot.' Tell the story of a time when your strong judgment and instincts led you to make a good decision.

    48. Amazon Brand Specialists are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves. Walk me through the most recent personal or professional improvement you have made for yourself.

    49. Amazon leaders are encouraged to 'Learn and Be Curious.' Give me an example of when you stepped outside of your comfort zone to learn something new.

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    Business Analyst Interview Questions

    50. What key strengths should a business analyst possess, and how do these apply to our work here at Amazon?

    51. Here at Amazon, we use a variety of data modeling tools. Which data modeling software do you prefer to use?

    52. When planning, how often do you create alternative scenarios to help you adjust to changing situations?

    53. Tell me more about your degree and the business analysis field in which you are most interested.

    54. Tell me about your involvement in systems development life cycle and user acceptance testing.

    55. Talk to me about your specific technical skills as a business analyst.

    56. Cross-organizational collaboration is important here at Amazon. Tell me about your experience working with teams from various departments of the organization.

    57. Name two important types of charts or diagrams a business analyst would use. Why are these important?

    58. What is benchmarking, and why is it important?

    59. How do you determine the difference between a risk and an issue?

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    Cloud Engineer Interview Questions

    60. Can you define the cloud and discuss some of its features?

    61. Please discuss the differences between cloud and on-premise computing.

    62. What are some of the benefits offered by cloud computing that would induce an organization to adopt it?

    63. What are the main services provided in a cloud computing environment such as AWS?

    64. Can you define the components of a PaaS architecture, as provided by AWS?

    65. Can you discuss the different types of clouds, and how they are used?

    66. Why would an organization use a hybrid cloud rather than one of the three other types?

    67. Please talk about how cloud computing can help with the reliability and availability of an organization like Amazon's IT resources.

    68. What is Eucalyptus, and how is it used in cloud computing?

    69. What is an AMI, and how is it implemented in a cloud computing environment?

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    Fulfillment Associate Interview Questions

    70. Amazon Fulfillment Associates handle various products, including age-restricted items, foods with potential allergens, and chemicals. Are you comfortable working around products that present potential hazards?

    71. As an Amazon Fulfillment Associate, you will spend much of your time relocating products using forklifts, pump trucks, and power pallet trucks. Do you have experience operating these or any other heavy machinery?

    72. Fulfillment Associates work hard to pick and pack customer orders and ensure that Amazon meets the high expectations of our customers. What does excellent customer service mean to you?

    73. If hired to join our Fulfillment team, we will train you in various processes and skills, such as operating a forklift and working safely in a distribution environment. Which area of training excites you the most?

    74. Our fulfillment center has both inbound and outbound departments. Do you understand the difference between these departments?

    75. Amazon hires good team players, excellent communicators, and people who bring an enthusiastic, can-do attitude to the job. Describe how you emulate these qualities in your everyday life.

    76. Amazon Fulfillment Associates work set shift patterns. These shifts include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Are there any restrictions to your availability that we should know?

    77. Our Fulfillment Associates are required to read and follow written instructions from a scanner accurately. Please rate your English comprehension skills from 1-10 and support your rating with an example.

    78. Fulfillment Associates operate machines such as forklifts, pump trucks, and power pallet trucks. How will you promote our safety, quality, and production standards while using these machines?

    79. Fulfillment Associates work under pressure on very tight deadlines. How well do you operate under pressure?

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    HireVue Interview Questions

    80. Introduce yourself.

    81. Why work at Amazon?

    82. Why are you leaving your previous position?

    83. What are three of your strengths?

    84. What is your proudest professional achievement?

    85. What are three of your weaknesses?

    86. How do you manage your stress levels?

    87. Describe a time when you didn’t complete your work on time.

    88. Describe a time when you exceeded expectations.

    89. Describe a time when you had to work with limited time or resources.

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    Java Developer Interview Questions

    90. Since many Amazon applications are developed using Java. can you tell me what the key elements of the Java programming language are ?

    91. Within Java, what are the differences between Path and Classpath variables?

    92. Can you discuss the importance of the main() method in Java?

    93. How is Enum used in Java?

    94. In your opinion, Is Java Pass By Value or Pass By Reference?

    95. Can you define the final keyword in Java?

    96. How is a volatile keyword used in Java?

    97. Can you discuss what a static import is and what the pitfalls of using this are?

    98. Amazon application developers usually write their programs using Java. Can you describe how access modifiers are used in Java?

    99. What is Composition, as used in Java?

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    Marketing Interview Questions

    100. Tell me about a time you disagreed with your manager. How did you handle it? What was the outcome?

    101. Why do you want to work for Amazon?

    102. Where do you see yourself in five years?

    103. Give me an example of a time you received criticism. How did you respond to the information?

    104. How would you handle a co-worker who was distracting you?

    105. Why should we hire you?

    106. What have you done in the past to learn new skills or develop existing skills?

    107. What does success mean to you?

    108. At Amazon, we greatly value teamwork. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.

    109. What would your past co-workers or peers say is your greatest strength?

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    Operations Manager Interview Questions

    110. Amazon Operations Managers have significant financial accountabilities. Describe your budgetary experience and responsibilities.

    111. Our Operations Managers are expected to develop their team members. How will you approach professional development with your direct reports?

    112. Amazon is defining the future of online retail. How will you contribute to this mission as an Operations Manager?

    113. Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?

    114. How will you coach and mentor your team members to ensure they meet performance objectives?

    115. If hired to be Amazon's next Operations Manager, how will you approach building positive relationships with the people you will be leading?

    116. Discuss your experience creating staffing schedules in a 24/7, 365 environment.

    117. Tell us about the most recent quality or process change initiative you led in the workplace. What was the pain point you wanted to address, and what results did your idea generate?

    118. If an Area Manager or Associate was not maintaining compliance or consistency, what corrective action would you deem appropriate?

    119. As an Amazon Operations Manager, you will measure the performance of your Area Managers and provide them with feedback. How do you approach giving feedback to your direct reports?

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    Product Manager Interview Questions

    120. Why do you want to be a Product Manager with Amazon?

    121. Tell us about a time when you disagreed with your manager. Why did you disagree, how did you state your case, and what was the resolution?

    122. Describe the most innovative idea you have worked on during your Product Management career.

    123. Talk about a time when you failed to reach a work-related goal. How did you react?

    124. How does Amazon's leadership philosophy align with your leadership philosophy?

    125. When developing a new product or feature, how do you approach gathering and integrating customer feedback?

    126. Please walk us through a time when you nearly missed a deadline. How did you pivot your approach to ensure success?

    127. Please talk about your most significant accomplishment as a Product Manager and why you feel it is so substantial.

    128. How do you maintain the highest standards during project delivery?

    129. Would you ever make a critical decision without approval from your boss?

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    Program Manager Interview Questions

    130. Describe a time when you leveraged data-driven metrics to identify and implement an improvement in a professional setting.

    131. Please describe your experience managing projects and programs.

    132. What types of activities do you feel would be involved in owning the strategy for program of work at Amazon?

    133. What are some of the methods you use to deliver effective communication?

    134. What project management methodologies do you have experience with?

    135. How many projects do you typically manage concurrently?

    136. What should be included in a well formulated project charter?

    137. What strategic planning methods do you have experience facilitating?

    138. Do you have experience managing globally distributed teams?

    139. Do you have experience leading technology development projects? If so, can you describe the types of projects and the functions you performed.

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    Project Manager Interview Questions

    140. Describe a time when you incorporated customer feedback into the implementation plan or in the way the business was run.

    141. Tell me how you communicate with others. What kind of communicator are you?

    142. Tell me about a time when you made a decision that you knew your superior would oppose.

    143. What was the best innovation you ever came up with in your professional life?

    144. How would your previous stakeholders and team members describe you as a leader?

    145. What do you hope to learn at Amazon?

    146. Recall a time when you received difficult feedback as a project manager. How did you handle it?

    147. What common risks have you encountered in previous projects and how do you handle them?

    148. How have you used project management methodology to improve the project success?

    149. Tell me about your favorite manager (anyone you directly reported to). What qualities did they have that really stood out to you?

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    Recruiter Interview Questions

    150. Amazon Recruiters work with their peer recruiters and business leaders to drive strategies for candidate attraction. How do you act as a partner and consultant to your colleagues?

    151. Amazon is looking for a Recruiter with experience mapping target companies, leveraging open source communities, and using creative sourcing techniques. Tell us about a time when you utilized your industry network to source exceptional talent.

    152. Amazon Recruiters must have a broad understanding of human resources topics and recruitment best practices. Walk us through your related education and training, and describe how it will benefit you in this role.

    153. Amazon is looking for a Recruiter with exceptional technical abilities. Please walk us through your experience using recruitment, talent engagement, and other human resources-related software.

    154. Amazon Recruiters must have strong customer orientation with the ability to communicate with candidates at all levels. How will you ensure that the candidates you reach have an exceptional experience?

    155. Amazon has a peculiar workplace culture guided by our Leadership Principles. How will you embrace our complex culture as it relates to recruitment?

    156. Amazon Recruiters are often asked to fill roles with which they are unfamiliar. How do you approach learning complex job titles and terminology for positions that are new to you?

    157. As an Amazon Recruiter, you will juggle multiple open roles while helping to ensure we hire the best and the brightest. When application volumes are high, what do you look for to determine if someone should be shortlisted?

    158. As an Amazon Recruiter, you will help us fill various roles from Technical Managers to Program Managers and Software Engineers. What roles have you filled in the last 12 months, and how will those experiences help you succeed at Amazon?

    159. Our Recruiters play an essential role in advancing a more diverse, accessible, equitable, and inclusive Amazon through our hiring, promotion, retention, and inclusion practices. How will you help us continue to improve these efforts?

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    Software Developer Interview Questions

    160. What method do you use to find the missing number in an integer array of 1 to 100?

    161. Here at Amazon, our developers work with Java quite a bit. Tell me how you find duplicate numbers in an array in Java containing multiple duplicates?

    162. How do you find the starting node of a cycle if a link contains a cycle?

    163. Based on your experience, what's the best way to find a node that begins with two single link lists?

    164. How do you approach implementing an LRU Cache in your favorite programming language?

    165. What is your experience with implementing a Binary Search Algorithm without recursion?

    166. Can you walk me through the meaning behind a Depth First Search Algorithm for a binary tree?

    167. Describe how do you implement an insertion sort algorithm. What is the easiest way to do it?

    168. Amazon software developers use a variety of different sorting algorithms. Tell me the difference between a Comparison and Non-Comparison Sorting Algorithm.

    169. Can you list the important categories of software development for me?

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    Software Engineer Interview Questions

    170. If hired by Amazon, can you estimate what portion of your day will involve coding and other activities you will perform when not coding?

    171. Amazon is very proud of our products and the people who develop them. In your opinion, what distinguishes a great software engineer from an average one?

    172. What do you look for or check when reviewing another team member's code?

    173. What do you feel are the critical principles of good software engineering?

    174. Walk me through your process for designing scalable applications.

    175. Describe the process you use to create a program, from requirements definition to delivery.

    176. How do you go about addressing errors in your code?

    177. Can you describe Amazon's software development life cycle as you understand it?

    178. Here at Amazon, we have embraced Agile methodology. How experienced are you with the Agile software development process?

    179. Please describe responsive design and the difference between fixed and fluid layouts.

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    Solutions Architect Interview Questions

    180. Can you describe a creative solution to a challenging problem you developed in your role as a solutions architect?

    181. How would you describe Amazon Web Services (AWS) to someone outside of Amazon's IT organization?

    182. What are some of the steps you recommend to protect Amazon from a 'DOS' attack?

    183. What is your strategy for securing the IT assets and intellectual property of an organization?

    184. What do you believe your role is concerning supporting Amazon's functional analysts?

    185. Can you explain CAP Theorem?

    186. Please discuss some of the differences between asynchronous and parallel programming?

    187. How do you ensure that the software you develop will scale?

    188. What are the advantages of using a NoSQL database instead of an RDBMS?

    189. What is a lower latency interaction, and why is it desirable in an application?

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    Virtual Customer Service Associate Interview Questions

    190. Why do you want to work for Amazon as a Virtual Customer Service Associate?

    191. Virtual Customer Service Associates play a critical part in Amazon's mission to deliver timely, accurate, and professional customer service. How will you contribute to this mission?

    192. What do you know about the workplace culture at Amazon, and how is our approach a fit for you?

    193. Please introduce yourself to us.

    194. Amazon requires action-oriented, flexible problem-solvers who will assist customers in expediting orders and correcting post-sales problems. Talk about a time when you took immediate action to solve a problem for someone else.

    195. What are your greatest strengths, and how will they contribute to your success as a Virtual Customer Service Associate with Amazon?

    196. Do you have experience in a virtual-based customer service role?

    197. Tell us about a time you successfully coped under stress.

    198. You will communicate in real time with customers through chat, and phone. How will you respond to a customer if you don't know the answer to their question?

    199. Virtual Customer Service Associates work from a home-based location approved by Amazon. Is your home set up to help you deliver your best in productivity and quality?

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    Warehouse Associate Interview Questions

    200. We hire dedicated people who want to join a fast-paced, active workplace. Do you consider yourself someone who thrives when on the move?

    201. As an Amazon Warehouse Associate, you will be responsible for receiving and putting away inventory and getting customer orders ready. Do you have experience completing similar tasks?

    202. Warehouse Associates work around machines such as forklifts, mobile carts, and even robots. How will you promote your safety and the safety of your co-workers?

    203. This is a physically demanding job. Are you capable of repeatedly lifting up to 50 pounds, standing in one place for long periods, climbing stairs, and being on the move your entire shift?

    204. Do you have experience using product scanners or other warehouse-related equipment?

    205. We ask our Warehouse Associates to share safety tips with their co-workers. Please share with me your best work-related safety tip.

    206. Discuss your experience using dollies, hand trucks, and mobile carts.

    207. You will be required to wear a safety vest and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Hearing protection may also be provided to you. Are you prepared to work in an environment that presents potential physical risks?

    208. Amazon Warehouse Associates are required to view prompts on screens and follow directions for some tasks. Please rate your English comprehension skills from 1-10 and support your rating with an example.

    209. Our warehouses are climate controlled; however, temperatures in some parts of our warehouses may occasionally exceed 30 degrees. Are you comfortable working in an environment where you might be exposed to extreme temperatures?