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Interesting products, good location, not many perks

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

I was working in a AWS team and the product that my team was working on is new and exciting. Amazon is at the forefront on the cloud computing area. For the short time I was there, I felt I was contributing to the product. Team was small, decent work-life balance (people would finish working at around 7pm, sometimes people would leave earlier).
Location was good, I could live downtown Seattle and bike to work. Lockers and bike cages are available for biking to work

Cons

None of the perks of the normal Internet companies. A lot of options for lunch in the areas around the campus, even if a bit expensive sometimes.

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    Former SDE Intern at Amazon

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Some of the biggest pros:

    1) Streamlined development culture across the company.
    2) Very supportive team mates who helped constantly raise the bar by asking the right questions and putting the foot down at the right time.
    3) Lot of opportunities to learn by way of tech talks and stuff.
    4) Open policy for interns to move to teams of their choice.
    5) Strictly enforced code review process
    6) Good pay

    Cons

    Some of the minor downsides:

    1) It takes a ton of meetings to reach consensus on something. Sometimes, with a lot of digression and emphasis on minor details.
    2) No freebies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not in the league to advice upper management yet.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Happy to go to work everyday!

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. You are an owner and that mentality is seen throughout the organization. If you have an idea, you go with it and management allows you to drive initiatives for the most part. Fun atmosphere. Our saying is very accurate: Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History!

    Cons

    Sometimes you are just too busy, but it comes in waves and is definitely manageable.

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    None

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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