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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Amazon für Executive Assistant

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Amazon

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Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte eine Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

Vorstellungsgespräch

I submitted my resume directly to a job requisition, and was contacted by the temp agency who was charged with hiring for that position. After a phone screen by the agency, I had a phone screen with a senior EA for the department. I was then invited in for an interview loop that consisted of five sequential one hour interviews. The next day I received an offer for a several month contract. The interview process is grueling, but not unpleasant; people at Amazon are amazingly nice. The atmosphere is definitely casual - a suit would be out of place. Business casual attire works fine for an interview process.

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

  • A question I received multiple times was "how do you keep your executive on track with their meetings?", and also "how do you know when it is time to go home?"   1 Antwort

Verhandlungsdetails

I am still on contract, but currently in consideration for full time position. If you are good, don't hesitate to take a contract position - the company is growing and hiring, so the opportunity is there to come on full time, plus it gives you the opportunity to see if the position is a good fit before you commit to full time.

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  1. Hilfreich (22)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juni 2013 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The entire process started via an online application through their career site. It's a pretty typical fill-in-the-form sort of process, with the chance to attach a resume and cover letter. The information is then sent onto the recruiters handling the hiring for that particular job. They see a lot of resumes, so make sure yours highlights those skills and accomplishments that directly relate to the position.

    Applying at Amazon is a marathon, not a sprint. In total, including phone and in-person, I went through over 10 interviews for the position. The important take away from this is drive and consistency. They really want to make sure you're the best fit. But, this process also provides plenty of opportunities for you to really get to know and understand the company culture. Be consistent. And, strive to maintain your energy level and balance throughout.

    A few days after applying, I received an email from a recruiter interested in setting up a phone interview. This is really just to see if there are any immediate red flags. After the interview with the recruiter, I had two more phone interviews. The first was with an EA and it covered many of the expected questions about organizational and time management skills. The second interview was with the manager I would be supporting. Here the questions tended to focus on fit, approach, and multitasking strategies. These phone interviews took place over the course of a week. The more flexible you are with scheduling, the better.

    The phone interviews were followed by several in-person interviews on campus. I meet with two additional EAs, the manager I would be supporting for a second time, two of the managers with the organization, one of the recruiters, and several others. If you've reached this point, there is some confidence on their part that you have the skills needed for the job. The questions were much more closely tied to cultural fit, working on a team, and getting a good picture of how problems are recognized and resolved. These in-person interviews can be challenging. But, they are your best chance to really get a sense of your fit and a picture of the team.

    Get plenty of sleep the night before and don't be afraid to ask for a break. These interviews can take up all morning or all day depending on the circumstances. The dress on campus is casual. This isn't business causal (though you will see that some). This is a nice pair of jeans, some trainers, and a clean shirt casual. Take a lot of notes. Ask a lot of questions, both about the culture and the team. And, don't forget to send out thank you notes to each interviewer personally.

    Again, the key here is consistency, drive, and energy. Amazon is a company that is very fast-paced, detail oriented, and results driven. Stress your fit along these lines, as well as your familiarity with the leadership principles, and you'll have a good shot at an offer.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a time where something you planned did not turn out as you expected.   1 Antwort
    • How exactly do you prioritize your tasks?   1 Antwort

    Verhandlungsdetails

    Here, the tried and true rule of not naming a price first is good to remember. The recruiter will try to get a sense from you of what you're looking for in terms of salary. But, stand your ground and wait for a number from them. They're actively looking for the best people and they're willing to pay to get them. Remember, that Microsoft is located across the lake and wants to hire from the same class.

    That said, the offer packages are very competitive. In fact, their first offer was more than what I had hoped to receive after negotiation.


  2. Hilfreich (6)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Dezember 2009 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    It was long but I didn't mind that. I knew they were being thorough and that made me feel confident that they really wanted me when I was offered the job. There were 2 45 minute phone screens and then 5 in - house interviews. The entire process took about 2 weeks which seems quick for a company that size.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a situation where you failed and how you learned from it.   Frage beantworten

    Verhandlungsdetails

    The base salary offer was good with a 2 year sign on bonus and stock. I was able to negotiate more sign on bonus and stock but not any additional base. Unfortunately, as my tenure progressed, my feelings for Amazon diminished based on poor management. Mine was failing upward.

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    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Amazon.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Emailed about phone interview.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Online application process via Amazon Careers where you fill out the standard information including employment history, references, etc and attach your resume and cover letter. Once this is completed, you can apply for any job with the click of your mouse. From there a recruiter called and then I went through a series of phone interviews and then on site interviews.

    Gründe für die Ablehnung

    Accepted employment elsewhere


  5. Hilfreich (11)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im April 2012 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The EA position I applied for was to support TWO VPs, one of which was for what was soon to be referred to as a "Super VP". After applying online through their website, I was contacted by a recruiting manager. I had an initial phone interview with her which covered why I was interested, would I relocate even if they wouldn't pay for it, and and even how i used the website.
    I had a second phone interview with the same recruiting manager, but also paired with the senior EA I'd be working under who asked me a few job-technical questions.
    Next, they flew me in for a face-to-face round, wherein I had 6 interviews in 4 hours. It was absolutely a marathon. I walked in at 12 and walked out at 4. I was spent and exhausted at the time.
    Interviews:
    #1 - Senior EA (again) - Several situational questions
    #2 - EA to another VP in the same division - Questions about how I function in the workplace, "how do you feel about eating lunch at your desk most of the time?"
    #3 - Recruiting Manager (again) - Questions pertained to my current salary, expectations and timeline should I be offered the position.
    #4 - The "Super VP" - Standard stuff: what are my strenghs, how would I handle..., etc.
    #5 - Another EA to another VP in the same division - standard questions regarding how I work with other EAs.
    #6 - The (regular) VP - "Where do you see yourself in a couple years", "what are your career goals", etc.

    There were a lot of repeat questions throughout the afternoon, so I tried to focus on remaining consistent regarding answers I gave to negative-type questions (i,e, weaknesses, mistakes), and providing varied answers for the positive-type questions (i.e. strengths, solution seeking)

    Overall, it was very draining and exhausting but REALLY good practice.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What was a mistake you made in your current role and how did you recover?   Frage beantworten

  6. Hilfreich (11)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2012 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The interview took 5 hours; the person I would be supporting did not show up due to an emergency. Overall, I spoke with 5 people and the recruiter: two were people I would be supporting, one was a person I would work with frequently, and two were interviewers whose opinions the recruiting group valued.

    It began well, with the first interviewer asking questions I anticipated and I thought I answered pretty well. The second person was great, as well, and he asked similar questions to the first. The third person was simply a breath of fresh air - told me about the culture, the people, the work - she wasn't 'rah-rah' but was extremely proud of her position. The fourth and fifth interviewers were where I thought my answers slipped a bit. While they both asked great questions, the fourth interviewer challenged my answers, which I totally didn't expect, and the fifth interviewer had me go into incredible detail over the steps about my decision-making process.

    Let's be blunt: working at Amazon is challenging. You're surrounded by some of the best talent on earth, with a singular customeri-driven goal. It's a fast-paced, high-standards environment that some would not thrive in. My background is in advertising and healtcare, so I'm QUITE familiar with this type of environment. But the one thing that struck me with every interviewer was the fun they were having working there. Exhausting? Sure. But every person told me they were having a blast.

    If you get a call for an in-person interview at Amazon, do it. It is a grueling, mind-bending experience, but it will challenge you to look at your career, and yourself, a little more critically. At least I know it did for me - my brain still hurts.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Tell me about a time where something you planned did not turn out as you expected.   1 Antwort

  7. Hilfreich (9)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2011 bei Amazon (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Okay to begin with, Amazon.com is my favorite website so I was very excited when I got an email and call they wanted to interview me. The first interview was by the current EA who said she was being promoted to Office Manager so the position needed to be filled. She called me and spoke to me for about 40 minutes asking me basic administrative questions along with all the questions u see listed online. After the call she said she wanted me to speak to the EA in Seattle and if that worked out, Id come in and if we were all on the same page, they would bring me on. .....

    That day the recruiter in Seattle says shes setting me up with a second interview with the other girl in Seattle. So I get the date and time which is two days later and expect to be interviewed by her. So.....I get the call and low and behold its the same girl that interviewed me the first time asking me to tell her all about myself lol. The same girl who I spoke to for 40 minutes completely forgot she even spoke to me two days later!!!!!! So Im like "so and so, do you realize we just spoke for 40 min and this call was supposed to be with the person in Seattle?" Her response was "ugggh....oh.....ahhhh.....I dont know why Im calling you"...now mind you this is the girl who got a "promotion"....

    okay...so back to square one, the recruiter then sets me up to speak to with the correct person in two days. The call comes, we talk about the same thing for 40 minutes and than Im told im allowed to ask only one question. So I get another call a day later saying that the interviews went well and they want me to come in for an in person interview. So I get an email saying Ill be interviewing with like 7 ppl, none of whom would be the person Id actually be working for! So I go in for the interview and see this girl sitting behind reception talking on the phone about personal problems. She wouldn't even put the phone down to see what I was there for so I had to interrupt her. So she says fine, and goes back to talking about her problems on the phone. Never said hello or introduced herself, nothing.

    So I first interview for 40 min with some lady who does projects. Same standard interview questions. Than I interview via video conference with another assistant who I already spoke to for an hour on the phone asking the same exact questions looking at her notes as if she forgot everything from the first interview. Than I come out and some lady says to the receptionist "here take so and so to lunch" turns out the rude receptionist was the same girl who interviewed me on the phone and than forgot about me the second time lol. This is who they promoted lol.

    So we go to get a bite and bring it back and we sit and eat. Wasn't impressed with her in any way, shape or form and that wasn't a good sign since I'd have to work closely to her. I don't care for rude people since I'm the total opposite. She didn't even tell me what the job entailed other than travel which the travel agent does lol. Than I get another interview with some guy who says "I'm not in your dept I just am a good interviewer"...So he proceeds to ask the same exact questions I just answered with 4 other ppl and than says "give a weakness and you better NOT make it sound as its a positive!" So Im like okay dude calm down, its an interview, not a cure for cancer....so after answering the same exact questions now into hour 6, I than met with the HR lady who said "I'm your contact person going forward and we will set up an interview with the person youll actually work for" ....Never heard a word back so I emailed and got the standard "Were going in a different direction" which was actually good news because I would never have taken the job. The whole interview process for an admin, 8 hours total, is beyond ridiculous especially when none of the ppl are the person you would actually work for. I found the interviewers to be very rude with an "im god and your not" attitude so whats appealing about that? Why didn't they just put everyone in the same room instead of asking the same exact questions over and over. Please...it was a joke. I left there with such a bad taste in my mouth, I was fed up at that point. I didn't even want the job anymore and I was so excited two weeks prior. I should have interviewed with the person Id actually be assisting and maybe one or two others for 20 min each..done. This whole process was a very unprofessional and very unnecessary process for everyone in my opinion.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Give me a weakness that better not be a positive in any way!   1 Antwort
    • Whats the biggest mistake you ever made at work?   1 Antwort
  8. Hilfreich (10)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im April 2011 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Two intial half hour phone screens with two different people from HR. All day interview loop with seven people (that had a two hour gap in the middle). Referred on to a different position and brought in to interview with four more people. Interviews are 1:1. Lots of behavioral questions.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    Verhandlungsdetails

    Negotiate for the highest possible base. The company strategy is to low ball the base and offer a large "bonus". That way if you leave before a year or two, you will be on the hook for the "bonus", which really just means they paid you industry standard, or slightly below, while you were working your tail off. People who were a level more than me earned more than me. Compensation is not fairly distributed - remember that if they have made you an offer they probably really want you. They are desperate for people - negotiate from a position of strength.


  9. Hilfreich (8)  

    Executive Assistant-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2011 bei Amazon (Seattle, WA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    What I found is the following:

    There doesn't seem to be a work-life-balance culture there. They pride themselves on 'being like Google' but they are not like Google. Many of the Executive Assistants, not ALL, but many were sharks and you could already tell that to fit into their club you had to be just as unpleasant, bossy, and passive aggressive as they were to fit into the role. Questions that they ALL kept asking were: What is your experience with Microsoft Outlook, can you manage a calender, how exactly do you create a to-do list and execute that list and how do you prioritize. Even after I put on a Vanna White show in front of a white board where I proceeded to create a sample calender of a week, including multiple task lists of sample items that I would normally attack and how I would execute and prioritize those tasks, I found them to be hard to please. Several of the interviewers were pleasant people, but the consistent theme that I continued to hear from all ten interviewers were "We work REALLY REALLY hard here and we are always challenged, and Amazon expects the best." I did not once here that they LOVE their jobs, nor that they thought the culture was friendly or uplifting. From years at Google, the culture there was all about Googlieness - something Amazon folks looked very confused about when I mentioned having a positive personality at work and not tolerating passive aggressive behavior in the workplace. I can see now that it was a blessing I did not accept an offer because it would have been a pool of sharks trying to prove who has more power. The company culture as I was told has a lot of morale issues, and they quote "are losing great talent all the time" to other companies like Google and Microsoft. Don't get me wrong, I am sure there are people that are happy at Amazon and feel challenged in a positive way, but I think a lot of the people work twice as hard for half of the pay, praise, and rewarding career they probably thought they were going to have working for Amazon. They clearly need to clean house when it comes to several Executive Assistant and inject the space with more positive personalities. It was evident that the executive assistants tend to push the VP's around, which I found very surprising. Shouldn't it be the other way around? They will continue to scare off talent unless they adopt values that make employees feel valued, praised, and rewarded for challenging hard work. I probably would have had an ulcer by the end of the year.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How exactly do you prioritize your tasks?   1 Antwort
    • What is the most difficult work situation you have been in and how did you handle it?   1 Antwort

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