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Amazon SDE Intern review

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

Pros

Get to work on cutting edge technology with a bunch of smart people

Cons

Various software development processes in Amazon.com slow down the actual development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays well, but works you hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Tons of room for growth. Strong company.

    Cons

    Management likes the high amount of employee turnover. LONG hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Digital Products (specially if you have to work with Lab126)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Acceptable work/life balance
    - Career opportunities OUTSIDE of Digital Products very promising,... if you are allowed to transfer out

    Cons

    Please keep in mind that these comments apply to Digital Products in Seattle working with Lab126.
    - Complete lack of leadership, vision or direction from "leaders" in Lab126
    - Minimal to no feedback, promotion opportunity or decent, constructive review from management (again, management being in Lab126)
    - No career advancement opportunity. Peers in the Sunnyvale/Lab126 office will have significant advantage just for being "local" to management
    - HR in Lab126 is aware of issues in her organization and chooses not to do anything about the problems, effectively sacrificing and derailing careers of very capable individuals. HR and management in Seattle seem to have their hands tied or chose to look the other way. VERY unfortunate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that you are brilliant engineers and take individual contributor roles. You, the company and the products you work on will truly excel. Leave management (or individuals as well as programs) to capable individuals. You are not a decent manager and definitely not a leader!
    If you don't like your teams in Seattle, do not sacrifice them in OLRs. Instead, work with them (or better yet, allow a good manager or a decent leader) to work with them to transfer to other parts of the organization so they can deliver value and you don't have to work with them.
    Yes, you have talent. No, you are not a leader!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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