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I was an intern - good learning experience, but must take things into own hands.

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Inter in Irvine, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineering Inter in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

-Great people to work with.
-Great perks (compensation, housing, etc.)
-A lot of great developments within the company

Cons

-Big, sometimes slow moving
-Must take initiative with manager, and must advertise self

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give more direction early to interns, then allow them to make their own paths.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Awesone

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    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great Technologies. Always new projects. Work never gets boring. plenty of things to do workwise, learning wise. Flexible in change in role in career path. Have great Management and exceutive leaders

    Cons

    At times sucks and takes away time from family during launch craziness.

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    Care about employee's work life balance,

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    A great place for talented self-starters

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay (although not as good as other large tech companies). Fantastic stock growth. It's possible to work 40-45 hours a week and still have a good career there, although this varies a lot by team. It's also possible to advance very quickly if you are motivated and a self-starter.

    Cons

    Amazon won't give you anything in advancing your career. You have to be a self-starter and go get it yourself. The compensation structure works with a figure called "projected total comp." This means that if you get a decent grant one year, then the stock price goes way up, the next year you will get a tiny grant to keep your projected total comp at a particular level. It's not exactly unfair, but it feels like it if you think of a stock grant as a "bonus." It isn't. Think of stock as salary and you will feel better about compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump the comp or continue losing your top talent to Google and Facebook.

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