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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 for less than a year

Pros

Rapid growth and development, always launching new products
A big range of products and services, from retail to audio/video to web services
Good pay and benefits
Cool web services and other internal tools you can use
Flat structure in the company and a lot of freedom for the engineers. Most teams are small enough that you don't feel like part of a giant company
Many social and career-related intern events
A lot of good engineers and interns for you to talk geek and network with

Cons

The pay and benefits are not as good as other tech giants like google and facebook
The company is moving so fast that some products are a little crude and don't have the best quality
My team was really understaffed and we were launching a big product so everyone was really burned out. The fact that full time SDEs have to be on-call sucks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be so frugal! Create a more vibrant and innovative culture. Drive for good quality work not just quantity

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    Fun place to work, great people, work hard to move up.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to move up if you work hard and make the right connections. Company highly values college degrees. Managers are usually fairly willing to help you in your career.

    Cons

    Starting pay is decent but not excellent, however you do get stocks fully vested at 2 years. Entry level pay caps out at $12.50, so if you plan on staying long you should definitely look into promoting. Hours can be long, and overtime is called often, but still an enjoyable place to work.

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    Great Learning Opportunity

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazon provided a great atmosphere to work. Really talented group of people to work with. A good place to intern and learn from some really smart people. Interns are treated as full time employees and given enough independence.

    Cons

    Too much work load sometimes.

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