It is important to gain insight into AMAZON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS beforehand. In that way, it puts you ahead of other applicants. But it also helps you channel your focus on specific responses that the interviewer is expecting from you. Firstly it is important to explain the term ‘dive deep.’ To dive deep is to analyze a specific topic in great detail. So when preparing for an interview, it is important to consider that the questions asked to require more extensive and profound responses.
Guide when Answering Dive Deep AMAZON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
To stand out as an applicant, you need to be able to have extensive knowledge of yourself and the specific post you’re applying for, mostly be able to act upon that knowledge. Essentially in an interview, you want to answer the ‘Dive Deep’ questions so that you can sufficiently answer questions about yourself and how you will act in those specific scenarios.
A good ‘Dive Deep’ should preferably include details. However, the stories should not be centered on details only, but depth, ideas, and solutions. These three components allow you to follow through with entailed answers where you break down data. It is noteworthy that the principle of dive deep is in explaining things in detail and demonstrating precisely how you use those details to illustrate your knowledge or contribution to a specific project.
If, for instance, you’re explaining a specific idea, it is important to add details about how you came to that idea and how you followed through with it. If you’re a talker, pay particular attention to not deviating from your initial ‘dive deep’ story. On the other hand, if you’re someone who rarely goes deep into details, then these questions are likely to be less difficult for you because the data is described shortly but accurately.
How to answer questions regarding the ‘dive deep’ principle?
[Roles and Responsibilities]
Question: Explain briefly your role in your previous job and state what your responsibilities were.
The answer was given by a Java developer.
I was a part of the IT team in a small company specifically assigned for building programs. Because it was a small company, it required moderate speed and stability. I then switched to java programming. The team was relatively small and included a senior java engineer I reported to and a project manager. One of my responsibilities typically involved;
- Designing, implementing, and maintaining Java applications that are often low-latency.
- Conducting software analysis programming and testing.
- Writing well-designed, efficient, and testable code.
Question: Walk me through a time when you had to get through one of the hardest challenges at your work?
Answer by an Engineer.
The product manager had given us the wrong requirements, then one of the java developers messed up the metrics gathering. When the launch happened, the marketing team didn’t realize that the product was not functioning, and so they went ahead and advertised a broken product. On our side, the engineering team didn’t give the marketing team the necessary tools. So they had no choice but to rely on manual mail mergers. My team and I could have built better tools, but we are currently building them.
Question: What aspects do you think should take over on the retail website should?
Answer from a research scientist.
The simplest answer to that is to maximize profit. Essentially using algorithms to maximize profit. Besides, the focus on customer experience ramifications is that customers profit at the end of the day.
Question: If given the chance to work at Amazon, how would you consider yourself?
Answer: I would consider Amazon to be an organized company. I would consider myself a leader for any specific department that I will be working for. And because I will be leading that specific department, I’m therefore fully responsible for everything that goes on.
[Know Your department]
Question: As an Amazon technology manager, what will your role be?
Answer from a technology manager: As an Amazon technology manager, I’m responsible for all decisions related to digital products.
[Be innovative, but make it simple].
Question: If you realize that the project review meeting wasn’t useful, how would you fix it?
Answer from a software engineer: If I realize that the status we covered was already in our system, then I would cancel the whole thing. This is because removing a code when solving problems is always a better option than adding codes. The principle here is simplicity, which allows faster and cheaper innovations.
[Learn and Be Open]
Question: When a junior graphic designer disagrees with your design, how would you deal with it?
Answer as a graphic designer: In as much as I’m a senior graphic designer, I’m also a leader who is open to being wrong. Right and wrong are not based on who’s senior or junior. So as a leader, I need to realize that every opinion and perspective needs to be valued. Also, being open to others’ perspectives creates a chance to re-evaluate different viewpoints.
[Hire the Best]
Question: As a bar raiser, you’re heavily involved in the hiring process and helping people reach their highest performing level. How do you manage the performers differently and separately?
Answer as a Bar Raiser: In as much as everyone deserves equal attention. In a high-performing management culture, top performers require more attention and monitoring. This is to ensure that they get the necessary platform they need to perform at their best. Investing in exceptional performers is critical to nurture leaders.
Question: How sure are you that what you will be delivering is exactly what the customer ordered?
Answer as a driver: There are different channels, and as a driver and part of the delivery team, my job is to ensure the safety of the packages and ensure that they get to the correct address once the product team accepts the feature, which means that it is good for delivery.
[Know the Overall Amazon Principles]
Question: Looking at the nature that Amazon does business, briefly summarize what you know regarding Amazon’s core principles.
Answer as an Operations Manager:
- Amazon devices are usually cheap compared to their value.
- Amazon retail is known for prioritizing low prices and aims for efficiency. This principle ensures the highest value for the most affordable costs.
- AWS always drops prices to ensure a higher competitive advantage.
[Focus on Results]
Question: How do you know if your customer registration works?
Answer as a Customer registration personnel: I know if it is registered people when there are no errors. I must deliver registration forms and pipelines for new customers. So if new customers can register, then I know it is successful.
Examples of ‘dive deep’ questions:
- Briefly explain a scenario where you had to use data to make a decision.
- How would you go about deciding the success of a registration form?
- Tell me about a time when you made a serious error at work, and how did you fix it?
- Can you tell me about a specific strategy you used to identify a need for development in your department?
- If you were a leader at the Amazon Marketing home department, what new things would you look into?
- Briefly explain a scenario where a senior gave you vague instructions, and you had to find your way through it. How did you process the whole situation?
- Tell me one of the lessons you learned, which was not a part of your duties/responsibilities?
- I was hoping you could walk me through one of the processes you went through to achieve a successful process.
- Tell me a scenario where you realized missing information in your department and how you filled it in.
- Have you ever had to leverage data to come up with a strategy? If so, please explain?
- Tell me about a time where there was a problem in your department, and you had to solve it with other colleagues. Explain to me what the team dynamics were in terms of problem-solving.
- Tell me about a time where you had to give insights and analysis beyond the given data.
Essentially as an Amazon potential candidate, it is vital to consider the questions pointed above. This is because Amazon’s leadership principles are centered on any interviews at any level. Understanding the nature of questions and the core principles helps you give interviewers a clear idea of who you are and what kind of leader you will be. The Amazon leadership principles are also a foundation that guides how leaders act and make decisions. The leadership principles are core to how Amazon operates internally. It is important to know them because you can be sure that you will be asked questions that assess whether you can act and think like a leader.