First round phone interview with Amazon for SDE 1(?)

IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
May 8 16 Comments

Im assuming it's sde 1, because I have 1YOE what kind of questions can I expect I know the leadership principles are stressed so I'll be studying those but should I expect leetcode medium or hards? Are there any types of algo questions amazon likes? Like Google has a n affinity for binary search, but what about amazon? Should I expect OOP questions? I plan on doing my interview in Go or python so.

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  • Qualcomm dynasty001
    Reorder Log Files <- do this now. They have been asking this a lot
    May 8 5
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng the_curio
      I got that one in the OA before too, didn’t know it was a LC problem
      May 8
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Yup. I got this recently as an OA as well.
      May 8
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      OA? Online assessment?
      May 10
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng the_curio
      @yelp yessir
      May 10
    • New / Eng cousin
      Got it on OA too
      May 13
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng the_curio
    I got 2sum with minor variations. You might be asked at least one leadership principals question
    May 8 0
  • AT&T Vlahqoe
    I got asked LC hard
    May 8 4
    • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
      Must be an a** interviewer. Or may be the position is for L5 or above....
      May 8
    • AT&T Vlahqoe
      Nope I'm only 1 yoe
      May 8
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Do you mean like “Design LRU cache” type LC hards ?
      May 8
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      LRU cache is medium, isn’t it?
      May 10
  • New / Eng
    lostlexa

    New Eng

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    I’m here to make your life easier.
    lostlexamore
    Amazonians don’t know Go. I tried it during my onsite. No offer. Stick with Python and don’t worry too much about the leadership questions. I overdid it on studying them and not enough on LC.
    May 9 2
    • IBM / Eng LeavingIBM
      OP
      What was your technical phone question like? Should I go over graphs and trees? Backtracking or DP? I plan on doing the Amazon practice on leetcode interviews
      May 9
    • New / Eng
      lostlexa

      New Eng

      BIO
      I’m here to make your life easier.
      lostlexamore
      I didn’t have a technical phone interview. They just had me do an online LC of their own (2 questions, 1.5 hours). After that they flew me up. But it was standard LC. Nothing really niche.
      May 9
  • Shape Security / Eng yCiH57
    Easy to medium. They aren't gonna ask any hard question....
    May 8 0