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Work style assessment
The work style assessment is a type of personality test, through which Amazon assesses your professional preferences to determine culture fit.
Taking anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes, these tests present candidates with sets of statements that represent different working styles. For example, "I enjoy working as an individual in a solitary environment" or "I prefer to work collaboratively in a team setting." For each set, you’ll need to state your preferred working style.
It’s important to refer back to the Leadership Principles throughout this assessment. Remember, these outline the type of employee Amazon looks for and will be the benchmark against which your working preferences are measured.
Work sample simulation
For the Amazon work sample simulation, you’ll be given a virtual task to complete that is relevant to your future role. This could be anything from handling a customer query to evaluating financial information, or developing a solution to a hypothetical problem.
These tests measure skills required in the given job function, such as interpersonal skills, multi-tasking, prioritisation and effective problem solving. Whatever your personal task involves, keep the Leadership Principles in mind and use them to guide your actions.
Depending on the nature of the task, your work sample simulation will take up to an hour to complete.
If you’re successful in your Amazon online tests, you’ll be invited to an in-person interview, which will last between 45 minutes to an hour.
Depending on the position, you can expect to meet anywhere between two and seven interview personnel, including representatives of your prospective team, managers, and what Amazon refers to as ‘Bar Raisers’. These are individuals from an unrelated department there to give an objective opinion on your suitability.
As with your telephone interview, questions will be behavioural, so prepare several possible examples in advance.
Every Amazon business team operates its own specific recruitment process, and some may require you to attend an in-person assessment day.
The activities you’ll undertake here vary greatly depending on the job function, but role play exercises and group activities are common. You may also be required to take a written assessment or a job-specific test, such as a coding exercise. You’ll be informed in advance of the nature of your assessment day.
Amazon endeavours to respond to applicants as quickly as possible, and states a turnaround of five working days post interview, so whatever the final stage of your application, you can expect to know the results within a week.
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