Amazon Interview Experiences : With detailed solutions

In this post you will learn everything about amazon hiring, recruitment process, salaries and a lot of interview experiences.

Note: All data in this post is gathered after studying more than 35 interview experiences or taken from verified public sources.

Amazon SDE 1 Recruitment process

Amazon conducts 5-6 rounds to select freshers/experienced developers as SDE 1 or SDE 2. Let’s look at a generic interview pattern for both of these roles.

  • Online Coding Round (Applicable to both SDE 1 and SDE 2 in most cases)
  • 2-3 Problem Solving Rounds or Data Structure Rounds. (For SDE 1, there can be 2-3 rounds focusing only on problem solving where as for SDE 2 roles, you will find a max of 2 problem solving rounds in most cases).
  • Design Round (You will not find this in most SDE 1 interviews, for some SDE 1 interviews there can be a few questions based on LLP, however for SDE 2 hiring, you can expect atleast one full fledged interview round focused on HLD.)
  • Hiring Manager Round (Common to both SDE 1 and SDE 2, focuses on problem solving, past work experience and amazon leadership principles)
  • HR Round

Amazon Salaries

Amazon offers very lucrative salaries for hiring software developers. Average SDE 1 salary at amazon starts from 35 LPA CTC, and for SDE 2 it goes as high as 50 LPA.

However, these numbers include a lot of additional components like stocks, RSUs, joining bonus etc. You can also find below average base pay for both SDE 1 and SDE 2 roles at amazon:

Amazon SDE 1 Interview Topics

Majorly Amazon Focuses only on problem solving skills of a student, or we can also call it data structures and algorithms. However, if you have applied for a SDE 2 role, you should be well versed with system design as well. HLD is one of the key focus area if you are applying for an SDE 2 role at amazon and you need to be really good at it.

In some rare cases, amazon also asks questions from: LLD, OS, DBMS, CN etc.

Amazon SDE 1 Preparation resources

There are a lot of resources available online including paid and free, however, below is a proven, tried and tested resource by 100s of students who have cleared interviews of Amazon.

Amazon Interview Experiences