Category «Amazon»

Latest learning on Amazon Web Service (AWS) job interviews

In the past several months, I have coached several clients to secure offers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in several roles: Software Development Engineer, Software Development Manager, Business Development Manager, Technical Program Manager (TPM), Solution Architect and Senior Financial Analyst. AWS is on fire. And it’s hiring like crazy. Here is a few key things …

Amazon Interview Updates: July 2018

It has been a while since my last email update. I have been busy. After a slowdown between November 2017 and Feb 2018, Amazon’s interview activities have increased significantly. As my coaching clients continue to report their job offers, here is what I have learned from my coaching clients: Amazon Web Service is hiring aggressively. …

Amazon Prime Day Offers and Interview Questions

The #1 Amazon Leadership is Customer Obsession. You might be looking for a job at Amazon. Or you might be one of my interview coaching clients who are working at Amazon now. Either way, you should take advantage of the Prime Day offers to save money. But, more importantly, you should ask “why, why, and …

My Paysa.com guest column career advice articles

I’m honored to be a guest columnist for the fast-growing Paysa.com. Below is a list of recent career advice article I published on Paysa: How to nail your Amazon job interview Should you move to Seattle or Austin from the Bay Area? Is Product Management a more lucrative career than software engineering? 5 quick tips …

How to prepare for Amazon Business Analyst interview

Business Analyst positions vary inside Amazon depending on the team. If you are applying for a more technical function, you should expect some technical questions. It will not be as complex as Software Development Engineer (SDE) questions, but you should expect some technical questions relevant to you job. A business analyst is likely to be …

Amazon Interview Conversation Starter: AmazonFresh Pickup

Here’s a great example of an innovation Amazon is experimenting with right now. And this will be a great conversation starter when you are having a chat with your Amazon interviewers. Amazon is testing grocery pick-up services. Since I live in Seattle, I got a first-hand experience with it. Here’s how it works:  you can …

Will Amazon split stock as AMZN flirts with $1,000/share?

Amazon is trading at $965 per share. It is approaching $1,000/share. Will Amazon split its stock? Wall Street analysts and shareholders have been speculating. My guess is that Amazon will NOT split stock. As I wrote in How to Get a Job at Amazon, Jeff Bezos had quoted Ben Graham (father of value investing and …

What kind of people do well at Amazon?

I got this question a lot: what kind of people do well at Amazon? Here is my quick answer: analytical, comfortable with numbers, hard-working, have thick skins, might be a little bit socially awkward, have high tolerance for intense, stressful but stimulating environment, and rational. I want to expand on the last attribute of being …

How to Nail Your Amazon Interview

If you want to maximize your chance to get hired and land a job at Amazon, How To Get A Job At Amazon is simply the most comprehensive, accurate, and battle tested interview guide. For the first time, a former Amazon employee and hiring manager reveals the secrets to get hired at Amazon. Below is …

The Anatomy of An Amazon Job Offer

David got a job offer from Amazon in April 2013. His job level is Software Development Engineer (SDE) level 2. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, and he had 8 years of work experience before he joined Amazon’s office in a major city in the east coast. Below is his job offer details: …