Just got the Amazon PM offer. I signed a confidential agreement, so I won’t disclose specific interview questions. Because it is a non-tech PM, 90% of the questions were behavioral. I will share with you more than 100 Qs that I have prepared. All the questions asked are in the list + I added questions I found online. I just registered for the forum, I hope this is helpful for others who are starting to interview.
Interview Progression: phone interview (one round), virtual on site (five rounds, one day)
- After getting the interview invite, I researched what the process is and stumbled on Candor. I went to the Office Hour, joined the LI group and direct messaged a few Amazon PMs on the LI group.
- Next, I watched this series of interview coaching videos on Youtube - look up “Holly Amazon” - she’s a former recruiter who has her own channel. I see there’s a Candor course now but that wasn’t available during my prep.
- After finishing the above step, I did a mock interview with my friend for practice + did 2 mock interviews in the Candor platform with Niya.
I then went in for the AMZN phone interview. Because you can read your notes during a telephone interview, it is generally easier than I thought. Niya told me to paste a cheat sheet on the wall behind the camera, which helped me a lot.
- In the process of preparing for the onsite, I focused on preparing my own 30 stories - I did 2 stories for most LPs. I spent some time doing these in a Google doc + rehearsed these on my own.
- Before the Onsite interview, I did another mock interview with my friend and watched pretty much all videos in the Candor interview tool.
Interview result: One week after the on site interview, I got the offer. I was so happy!!!
Some tips if you’re now starting:
- I would do at least 2 stories for each leadership principle - I am mid career but I still benefited from this step.
- While preparing for the interview, I also found two Amazon employees on LinkedIn to do coffee chats with. They shared some interview tips, which was valuable and reassuring. If you are nervous talking to people, this is a good way to practice as well.
- During the interview preparation process, there will be a lot of pressure. I practiced for 3 hours every night a for a week and my throat became hoarse after a few days, but the effort was worth it.
Good luck everyone! I tried to summarize but if you still have questions message me here