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Software Development Intern

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

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

Pros

Ping Pong tables, smart coworkers, Seattle is beautiful in the summer.

Cons

I heard Seattle is not as great during the other seasons. Depending on what team you're on, the work can be a little boring, as well as the people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not what I was expecting

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

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

    Pros

    Very talented and professional engineers. Interesting problems to solve. Good relocation and hiring bonus, decent base salary. It will be a learning experience, no matter what your background is. Strong company culture and good team spirit.

    Cons

    The high hiring bar and mandatory layoffs every year makes is hard to keep your team fully staffed. You will spend a lot of time recruiting. Management is distrusting by nature, and playing devil's advocate seems to be a corporate pastime. Expect strictly negative reinforcement and to hear that you are not doing good enough. Being a bully is considered a value, and a requirement for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting and empowering your employees instead of micro managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Culture

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people, innovative environment, great technology

    Cons

    Work-life balance, communication style, can be abrasive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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