Amazon’s Internship and Full-time interview guide

The Amazon Software Engineering Internship Interview Process + Tips to Succeed


Given the plethora of services that Amazon offers, it is pretty obvious that a lot of people want to join Amazon and be part of its evergreen culture. But what really is the secret sauce to Amazon’s humongous success? Well, if you ask this question to any of the employees at Amazon, we are pretty sure that everyone would unanimously say: The Leadership Principles of Amazon

Amazon is renowned for its huge disruption of industries through technological innovation and mass scale. Being the worlds largest online marketplace, AI assistant provider, and cloud computing platform, Amazon has a workforce of over six lakh employees, out of which over fifty thousand are Indians. It is the largest Internet company by revenue in the world right now and the second-largest private employer in the United States. Because of this, Amazon has the highest global brand valuation.

Earths most Customer Centric company, Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos from his garage in Bellevue, Washington on July 5, 1994. Amazon is an American multinational technology company whose focus is on a large number of fields, for instance, E-Commerce, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Streaming, etcetera. It is considered to be one of the Big Five companies in the United States Information Technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.

Believe me or not before I faced an Amazon interview round I was never sure whether all those gratitude that people usually present to GeeksforGeeks were actually worth. But it is always easier to connect the dots looking backwards and now I can say with assurance that this website really deserves all the applause.

After completing the final round, you’ll hear back in 7 business days. If you perform well, you’ll either receive the offer letter or be put on hold depending on how many offers they have given out already. If you’re put on hold, there is no guarantee you’ll receive an offer, it depends on whether people who did receive one deny it.

Action: I go into the technical details about everything I did here, including the steps I took, the number of people I reached out to. I would describe the numerous problems I faced because it was the first time I was interacting with the Instagram side of code. I would further elaborate on how my internship was ending soon and it was doubtful whether I’d be able to finish before my last date, which increased the pressure.

This is the hardest step in my opinion. Amazon gets thousands of applications per year, and only a handful of those people get a chance to interview for them. However, compared to other companies from the Big 5, Amazon seems to give a lot more people a chance to interview, even in these COVID times, based on my personal observation.

This is a workplace simulator. You will be prompted with emails, videos, and instant messages from your virtual team members to solve various problems. For each scenario, you will be provided with some options of how to respond, asked to either rate the effectiveness of responses or select the best course of action. There will also be internal wikis, code snippets, and roadmaps.

Situation: When I was an intern at Facebook last summer, I had managed to complete the intern project assigned to me 3 weeks before it was due. (notice the humblebrag — always find ways to sell yourself!). I was working with the privacy team, and since I had a lot of time left, I wanted to work on an Instagram task because I was fascinated by that product, being a heavy user of the app.

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