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Internship review summer 2013

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

mentor available all the time
manager very understanding and helpful
Team support

Very interesting project
Many resources
great pay

Cons

Takes quiet some effort to get used to amazon internal tools
no free food oncampus :(

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Dead End Tech Job

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    Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pay == OK
    Benefits == OK
    Big Name On Resume == OK
    Mindless Job == OK (If you are looking for that)

    Cons

    Stock Bonus == Minimal (The dangling carrot, they try and use the same bonus on every review cycle to pad the "Overall Compensation Package").
    Advancement == Minimal (Seen very few promotions, appeared to be based on favoritism vs. technical abilities)
    Continuing Education == Poor / Non-Existant (After 3 years only ~2k/year towards AA degree).
    Management Attitude == Condescending ("Punching Bag of the Fulfillment Center").
    Use of Technical Skills == Poor / Non-Existant (Not allowed to think outside the cardboard box).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door with managers. Stop placing managers with zero technical knowledge in charge of technical areas... "I'm in charge what do we do?"

    Create infrastructure that captures knowledge and best known methods vs. reinventing the wheel every time a new batch of recent college graduate managers show up (every few months).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good for young people to start their career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    smart people, fast paced environment, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    long hours, bad work-life balance

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