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Updated August 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Software Development Engineer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Happy hours for Interns Good pay. Great Opportunities for developers if they want to grow technically.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. My manager was a micro manager and is mostly piling work to developers. Interns are also expected to work on weekends. Mostly a dull team environment where developers don't talk to each other much. No Food and Snacks. You Basically need to pay for everything

    Advice to Management

    I don't agree with the Amazon Principle. Managers will say anything so that they satisfy one of the Amazon Principles just to get a promotion


  2. Okay

    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Internship in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Internship in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Has a very nice facilities. Team members are really responsive.

    Cons

    A lot of work and fast pace.


  3. Helpful (4)

    lots of experience but very competitive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you will get lots of experience working with technology built with scalability in mind. In stills good working values like Customer Obsession.

    Cons

    Even after you get hired your are always evaluated ageist the ever rising 'bar'. 'The bar' is the aver technical and leadership of your peers in the company. Basically if you are deemed to be worse off then 50% of your peers across the company you are in danger.

    Advice to Management

    its hard to give general advice here because every group is managed mostly independently but I would said that focusing on the development of your engineers is important even if they are not sure of what direction they want to go. You lose a lot of good people simply because they are lost is the sea without the tools to navigate.


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  5. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool stuff to work on, many teams to choose from, good coworkers, autonomy.

    Cons

    Crouded workspaces, having to fight for decent monitors and environment, annoying review process, disorganized organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees and their setups. Not giving nice hardware where they spend most of their time short sited.


  6. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good problems to work on

    Cons

    Frugal company not for all ppl


  7. Helpful (2)

    Work hard. Learn lots. Make history.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, hard working people at Amazon. Connect with the right team and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    The goal is delivering results, not work-life balance. You have to have the right attitude: focus on the customer and get stuff done.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Software Development Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Start-up like atmosphere with big company resources. * Great experience with a range of software development environments. * Learn a lot quickly.

    Cons

    * Oncall rotation can disrupt work-life balance. * Stressful timelines/deadlines. * Very frugal culture/values.


  9. Intern experiences

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice project, nice managers. No state tax. The weather is nice during summer.

    Cons

    Seat is not comfortable. Too far from home.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Working in amazon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked in amazon for 1.5 years.The only benefit i see in working at amazon is you get the brand tag on your head thats all. And yes the fool you around with the salary. And if you are lucky enough you can get 1-2 good intellectual people around you.

    Cons

    Well there are many, but i will list the top ones. 1.They fool you around with the salary. 2.Manager has no job other thn forcing you to send daily emails to increase the visibility. 3.Releases takes so much time. In that period of time start ups launch theri prodcut and get a million dollar evaluation. 4. Stupid people in the team , who only put you down to grow up. Also they treat their manager as their relative just to get 2 % more hike. 5. Hikes are so less. if you are exceeding exception you will get max 10%. also there are possibilities that after a year you don't get anything. 6.I had a technically incapable lady in my team and she got promotions .Lol 7. Work env is so hectic. Over all amazon being a great place to work is a myth.

    Advice to Management

    remove handcuffs.


  11. SDE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to new emerging technologies & lots of learning

    Cons

    Often time need to spend on migration, deprecation fixes



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