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Amazon Interview - Sample questions

Tell me about yourself.


Strengths.
Weaknesses.
Why Amazon?
How can you translate your skills towards Amazon?
What experiences do you have that separate you from the rest?

Groups/ Leadership
Tell me about a time when you were leading a group, were assigned a goal, and did not
reach it.
Tell me about a time when you had a group conflict and how did you overcome this
conflict.
How did your actions in leadership role increase productivity?
Tell me about a time when you dealt with an employee with poor performance.
What is your take on leadership?
Tell me about a time when you had a group conflict and how you overcame this conflict?
What kind of roles have you done that were leadership roles?

Behavioral Leadership & Safety & Customer Service


Tell me about a time when you dealt with ambiguity?
How important is safety to you? Rank Customer Service, Quality, Safety.
Do you go against a supervisor who made a decision that goes against corporate policy
and is a potential safety issue for one of your employees?
How would you handle an employee who showed up to work drunk? (not very relevant)
Name a time you had to convince someone to do something they did not want to do.
Tell me about a situation where you directly impacted customer satisfaction.
What type of leader are you? Explain your leadership style. What does it mean to be a
leader?
How do you motivate people?
What did you admire most about one of your previous supervisors?

Negativity
Tell me about a time you failed and how you handled it?
Tell me about an ethical conflict with your boss and how youve handled it.
How do you deal with stress?
Have you ever proposed an idea to a superior and were ignored despite knowing that it
would produce a positive result? How did you handle it?
Explain a time when you had to deal with poor job performance.
Name a time you screwed up.
What frustrates you?
Continuous Improvement / Problem Fixing
Tell me about a time when you leaned out a process
Tell me about a time you had a difficult job to solve
Walk me through a different scenario of a process you invented or improved
Tell me about a time you attempted to refine a process and failed
Give an example of a time when you found a simple solution to a seemingly difficult
problem
How have your past experiences included lean management, six sigma and kaizen?

Other questions
Describe a situation where you solve a problem using data.
How did you manage a situation where the client was very upset?
What is peculiar about you?
Tell me about a time when you disagree with a leader, how did you deal with the
situation?
Tell me a time when you did not work effectively within a team and what complaints did
you rise to your superior. What would you have changed?
Identify a situation where you dealt with a conflict.
Tell us about a situation where you demonstrated leadership that directly improved
someones productivity.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Tell me 2 weaknesses that your colleagues have identified about yourself.
Tell us how you would motivate an employee.