Amazon Overview

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  • Seattle, WA
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1994
  • Company - Public (AMZN)
  • Internet & Web Services
  • $10+ billion (USD)

All Amazon teams and businesses, from Prime delivery to AWS, are guided by four key tenets: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. We are driven by the excitement of building ...

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Amazon Reviews

3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Andrew Jassy
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23,913 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great culture and workplace"

26 Nov 2022 - DCO Tech III in Dublin, Dublin
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working with lot's of smart people, opportunity for personal development. Great workplace culture for people willing to learn. Excellent support form team during onboarding process. Competitive

Cons

Your first couple weeks you will be exposed to huge amount of information what can be stressful sometimes. You have to keep yourself motivated all the times, most of things as a DCO you will have to

Advice to Management

A bit more organized practical training for new DCO would be useful. However, have to admit that management is doing excellent job in supporting new hires.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Amazon

4.1
(65337 reviews)

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Does there seem to be diversity at Amazon?

...Work culture at Amazon UK is great; projects are interesting; high diversity of motivating challenges for engineers at any level; career growth is you against you, no actual internal competition for promotions; projects are pretty well funded and environment is set for team success and individual growth....Read More

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Amazon Interviews

Experience
Positive59%
Negative18%
Neutral22%
Getting an Interview
Applied online57%
Recruiter14%
Employee Referral11%
Difficulty
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  1. Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Amazon (Seattle, WA) in Mar 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.
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Amazon Awards & Accolades

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People Also Ask about Amazon

Employees rate Amazon 3.8 out of 5 stars based on 151,561 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

To get a job at Amazon, browse currently open positions and apply for a job near you. Once you get a positive response, make sure to find out about the interview process at Amazon and prepare for tough questions.

Overall, 74% of employees would recommend working at Amazon to a friend. This is based on 135,041 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

59% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Amazon as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 3.1 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Amazon.

67% of employees think that Amazon has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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