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Great summer internship experience

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

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

Pros

- great responsibility
- freedom to speak your mind
- great pay
- great brand
-start up feel
- great cafeteria and food trucks around the buildings

Cons

- hours can be long
- culture is very direct (could be a pro, too)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is doing well. Keep pushing your employees but let them know when they are over worked.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The most miserable experience of my life because of bad managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Your career and life is at the mercy of your manager.
    Recognized company

    Cons

    Many first-time managers - they have no clue about managing people
    Favoritism, politics and backstabbing culture
    Stack ranking: manager's favorite 10% get promo, manager's unlucky 10% fellows are thrown out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make incompetent managers, for God's sake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Software Development Engineer II

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyder, AK
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyder, AK

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Very good exposure to cloud based development and architechtures.
    - Good place to learn how to deal with high volume systems
    - A very challenging and intelligent peer group
    - Lots of learning oppertunities
    - A clear career plan

    Cons

    - A bit thrifty company. Its their culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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