Amazon onsite interview topics

IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
Jun 9 30 Comments

This is what my recruiter sent me wtf is problem solving and logical maintainable code? Is it not algorithms? I'm assuming it's oop?

SDE1 btw so for sure there's system design -.-
**nterview structure will be somewhat similar to the below**

Interview 1. Coding: Data Structures & Algorithms + Behavioral Based Interview Question

Interview 2. Coding: Problem Solving + Behavioral Based Interview Question

Interview 3. Coding: Logical & Maintainable code + Behavioral Based Interview Question

Interview 4. System Design: Scalability and Operational Performance + + Behavioral Based Interview Question

Interview 5. Interview with an Amazonian outside of the team- focusing on tech background  + Behavioral Based Interview Question

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TOP 30 Comments
  • New / Eng VJ91
    Had my onsite recently fair warning. The behavioral questions get repetitive and I was struggling to find new answers. Also there was about 3-4 per round instead of one. Got tired of talking about myself.
    Jun 13 4
    • IBM hj35d
      That’s crazy. I have an on site coming up.

      Guess I should prepare some extra stories about myself.
      Jun 13
    • New / Eng VJ91
      Highly recommended
      Jun 13
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      My buddy's interview was mostly behavioral too, what were the difficulty of non behavioral stuff?
      Jun 13
    • New / Eng VJ91
      Had one leetcode hard, the rest of the questions were easy but biased in a way. They were the type of questions where it mattered what language you wanted to use.

      I was asked to write a game, which would take maybe 20 min to do with react, and would take substantially more time if you wrote it with Android or Swift with Android/iOS in mind.
      Jun 13
  • New / Eng Hoik
    How did you get the interview? Just curious
    Jun 10 4
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Recruiter on LinkedIn
      Jun 10
    • Intuit / Eng disrespect
      Dude, Amazon recruiters be reaching out to candidates left, right and center!
      Jun 11
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Theyve been poaching heavily from IBM
      Jun 11
    • New / Eng Hoik
      They reach out and then they ghost 👻
      Jun 11
  • IBM ut3d4
    Good luck, I’m interviewing at Amazon soon too. Got that same list of things to prepare for.
    Jun 9 4
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Are you also <=1 YOE?
      Jun 9
    • IBM ut3d4
      2 years exp on the sde1 loop I believe. Not actually sure though
      Jun 9
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Ooh whens your interview best of luck!

      I also recommend checking out cscq some previous interviewers sent me some advice and shit to look at
      Jun 9
    • Vanguard ubercool9
      What is cscq??
      Jun 9
  • Amazon / Eng ccckafa555
    System Design is not used for SDE 1 positions as SDE 1 is essentially a new grad/low experience.

    What's happening is you're technically applying for an SDE 2 role, but they will accept downgrading for an SDE 1 if they do well in the other areas.
    Jun 9 4
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Are you sure maybe it's an org to org thing? My friends friend (who interviewed for Alexa) got an actual system design for sde1.

      I have 10 months of experience out of school (not including internships) I think I qualify for the low experience, but lo and behold.
      Jun 9
    • Amazon / Eng ccckafa555
      Yup - SD is not for SDE 1 interviews. I have 100+ SDE interviews and SD only makes it into SDE 1 loop if they want to assess at SDE 2 but will take a SDE 1 if the rest of their coding and leadership principles are solid.
      Jun 10
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      Ah that makes sense to me @ccckafa555, I assume a system design question that I might receive would be on the same difficulty as a standard sde2 system design?
      Jun 11
    • Amazon / Eng ccckafa555
      Typically, yes.
      Jun 11
  • Vanguard ubercool9
    Oh okay. What did they ask you in the phone screen? I have one with aws as well.
    Jun 9 1
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      I was asked sudoku solver
      Jun 9
  • Amazon new_ew
    Yeah. Logical and maintainable is oop and clean code. Naming, method lengths, class structures, etc.
    Jun 9 0
  • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
    OP
    I'm interviewing for aws if that matters btw
    Jun 9 2
    • Vanguard ubercool9
      When is your interview
      Jun 9
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      I'm still waiting for scheduling sent them some dates a week ago waiting for confirmation on the actual day (so I haven't had my final recruiter call yet)
      Jun 9
  • Amazon
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    I didn't know that we send all these details to candidates
    Jun 9 1
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      I think it's cause my onsite wasn't scheduled yet and I still haven't had my recruiter call my initial recruiter sent me this after emailing to check up on me
      Jun 9
  • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
    OP
    My buddy's interview was mostly behavioral too, what were the difficulty of non behavioral stuff?
    Jun 13 0
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    That’s some basic shit.
    Jun 9 0