Amazon.com Software Engineer Intern Interview Questions

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
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Software Engineer Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Amazon.com.

Interview Details

first interview : I was asked about software design patterns, then came a question on algorithm before one on data-structures. I wasn't expecting being asked about design patterns.

Interview Questions
  • You have an array of unsorted integer, and a target value X. Design an algorithm to tell if two numbers of this array could be added together to obtain X.
    You have one byte of data, find some ways to get the complement of this byte.
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through their website, and was contacted a few weeks after asking for an interview time. There were two interviews of about 45 minutes each, with engineers from different teams. They called at the exact time scheduled and were extremely polite.

    The interviews themselves consisted of the following:
    1) A few minutes talking about myself, and some of the items on my resume.
    2) Questions about how I would go about solving problems relating to data structures and algorithms.
    - One of the problems was "How would you implement a stack within a queue?"
    3) A programming problem where they would have a pre-written question and they would watch as I solved it.

    Unfortunately, I was unprepared for the interview, and thus was not able to answer the questions quickly and efficiently. They really want to know that you know the efficiency of the things you write.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview call by email with 2 time slots after 4 days. Had to select 1 of them.
    2 back to back phone interviews. Each interviewer asked 2 questions each.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty simple but I took time to answer.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer will ask you the basic data structure such as hash table. Therefore, you should master hash table. The first coding question is get out of the maze. You could simply use DFS to solve it. The second coding question is compress string which is the same question in Cracking the coding interview.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the interviewer ask me tell me about your favorite project. He required that this project should be simply for yourself rather than research or courses. It is a really hard question, because most of my project are course projects.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    phone interview, including few questions about your work history, the rest are mostly technical questions. The first phone interview questions are kind easy. Second round questions are Data Structure, Algorithm related. Questions are not difficult, normally ask you how to optimize the algorithm. People are nice.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    I managed to get an on-campus interview by emailing the university recruiting coordinator. Signed up for a time, interviewed with two people on the on-campus interview rooms.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Amazon.com in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume in the college career fair. I got an interview call after 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    • I had 2 back to back technical interviews
      Question1: Find two numbers in an unsorted array that equal to a given sum
      Question2: Find the first unique character in a string
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Amazon.com in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Send resume on campus career fair.
    Got another invitation in Mid Feb.

    Two back-to-back 45 mins phone interview.
    Nothing really unexpected or difficult.
    Being asked about Hash table, how to deal with collision, OOP, stack/queue concept and giving examples in real practice. Pay attention to Time complexity for the algorithm.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected. Simple OOP concept. It's not like "design a class for elevator" stuff that complex.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Amazon.com in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus, talked to 2 different interviewers for 45 minutes each

    Interview Questions
    • Ask me to implement a BFS for a social network   View Answer
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Penn State University, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Penn State University, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Amazon.com in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Attended the career fair at my school. Met with one of the recruiter's that was there. We talked for a bit and he took my resume. Got a call later to come in for a one on one interview the following day.

    Interview was held in the career center on campus.

    Interview Questions
    • Main question was verifying whether a binary tree was a BST, given the function header that looked like public boolean isBST(root). He stated no other functions could be created and that child nodes did not have links to their parents.   View Answers (2)
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