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  • "Excellent experience as sde intern!"

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    Current Intern - SDE-intern in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Intern - SDE-intern in Seattle, WA (US)
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    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In a really nice team and working with really nice people. My manager and mentor are always supported and helpful. All team members are friendly. Learn a lot through the progress! Definitely recommend!

    Cons

    I am seeing other interns' bad experiences. But for me, it's really great overall.

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Amazon photo of: Amazon's Doppler Building
Amazon photo of: Amazon raises a 30-foot Pride Flag in the Doppler promenade on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Seattle, WA. There are more than 40 Glamazon chapters around the world.
Amazon photo of: Dueling pianos at the company holiday party
Amazon photo of: Living wall inside the Amazon Spheres
Amazon photo of: There are currently over 4,000 dogs registered to come to work at Amazon, spread out over 30 office buildings.
Amazon photo of: Anyone—employee or not—strolling through the South Lake Union or Denny Regrade neighborhoods can swing by our two community banana stands to pick up a free, healthy snack.

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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA (US)) in March 2020.

    Interview

    I will split this review into 2 sections pertaining to my preparation process and interview process.

    PREPARATION:
    First, I prepared by reaching out to my OCM (Office of Career Management) part of my MBA program. They reached out to the alumni that worked in the specific job and connected me with them. This was essential to my process and helped me a lot as it helped me get an inside look of the interviewers thought process before the interview.
    I then prepared a document to save and answer any interview question that I could find from resources, such as Glass Door, pertaining to typical Amazon behavioral interview questions.
    I also watched interview related YouTube videos that helped me prepare. Since Amazon is such a large company and hires a lot of people, there are a lot of these videos available. There are a few YouTube channels dedicated to the Amazon hiring process and interview preparation.
    I then reviewed the leadership principles and familiarized myself with them. I paired behavioral questions with these principles, and related them to my experience via the STAR format.
    One thing I HIGHLY suggest is practicing your responses, making them fluid and natural as part of a normal conversation. Record yourself, practice in the mirror, etc. Also, do NOT simply write down your responses and read them to the interviewer. This will get you negative points, and possibly cause them to pass on you.

    INTERVIEW:
    Total time: 3 HR, 15 Min.
    4 interview, 45 min long, 15 min. break after 2nd interview.
    Amazon is moving towards online interview process. There are not doing as much on-campus interviews or flying candidates out to the location for in-person interviews.
    My Amazon interview was a total of FOUR interviews. Each of these interviews lasted for 45 minutes. Amazon will try to do all 4 of these interviews within 1 day.
    Be prepared to commit to the interview date, and be prepared for it to take the better half of the day.
    Each interviewer was punctual and direct. They gave a quick introduction of themselves, asked for a quick introduction of myself, and then quickly moved into behavioral type questioning.
    Preparing ahead of time is essential. I HIGHLY recommend the STAR format. Amazon is very results driven. Don't focus on non-essential information. Focus on actions and results.
    Each interviewer will ask you for more details and challenge you during the interview. Be prepared to be challenged and have those answers ready if possible.
    2 of the interviewers I had gave me hypothetical questions to get to know my thought process better and to learn what my managerial style is like.

    All in all, it was a great experience. If you make it to this round of interview, you will most likely do well. Amazon is selective in their candidates, and seek out very qualified individuals for positions like this. You will more than likely enjoy this interview. My preparation helped me a great deal. Do not take the preparation lightly.

    Finally, the questions that I included were part of my preparation and found online. They were also asked by the interviewer. Not all of the questions asked are included.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Amazon?   57 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you had to leave a task unfinished.   12 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you gave a simple solution to a complex problem.   4 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you invented something.   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with incomplete data or information.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you influenced a change by only asking questions.   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you solved a problem through just superior knowledge or observation.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about your proudest professional achievement.   2 Answers
    • Tell me about a time when you took a calculated risk.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with limited time or resources.   2 Answers
    • Give me two examples of when you did more than what was required in any job experience.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about an unpopular decision of yours.   2 Answers
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