Amazon Project Manager Interview Questions

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Cheryl is a Talent Development Consultant with more than a decade of experience in sourcing, qualifying, interviewing, testing, onboarding, and training for positions in business process outsourcing, contact centers, marketing, web development, and more.

Question 1 of 30

Two project team members are not seeing eye to eye on a decision point. How will you handle the conflict to keep the project on track?

Project Manager Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Two project team members are not seeing eye to eye on a decision point. How will you handle the conflict to keep the project on track?

  2. 2.

    What do you do to prevent 'scope creep?'

  3. 3.

    How do you measure your own success as a project manager? What key performance indicators are most important to you?

  4. 4.

    What do you hope to learn at Amazon?

  5. 5.

    Recall a time when you had to leverage data to make or influence a decision.

  6. 6.

    Describe a time when you were able to remove a serious roadblock preventing your team from making progress.

  7. 7.

    Tell me about the most notable risk you have identified in a project?

  8. 8.

    Your team is starting to lose confidence. How do you show them that you have their back?

  9. 9.

    Where do you see your career going in the next five years?

  10. 10.

    Tell me about any experience you have overseeing remote teams.

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

    Tell me about a time you disagreed with your superior. How did you handle it?

  21. 21.

    What do you do to ensure your project is on or below budget?

  22. 22.

    Your project is slated to have three phases over three years. Each phase will have the same milestones, just different locations. Stakeholders are likely to change. How will you ensure consistency across three phases?

  23. 23.

    You have been tasked to manage expansion into a completely new market. What are your first steps?

  24. 24.

    A team member has just told you that they are not 100% satisfied with their deliverable and will need another week to complete. How would you handle this situation?

  25. 25.

    Tell me about a time when you challenged the status quo. What did you do to change it? Were you successful?

  26. 26.

    After a few project meetings, you're finding that there aren't any concrete steps from stakeholders, just a lot of ideas. How will you manage execution?

  27. 27.

    You're given a chance to pick a failed project and do it over. Walk me through your plan for success.

  28. 28.

    How do you handle the escalation of an issue and when might you do this?

  29. 29.

    How do you handle it when one of your team members makes a mistake?

  30. 30.

    How experienced are you in using RAID analysis?