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Pays well. Depends on your team.

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Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pays well.
They cover housing for you, bringing your intern salary to about 100k if full time.
Opportunity to learn a lot.
Flexible work schedule. (can come in late. can work from home. can leave early if you need to)
Tons of smart people
Employees care about the customer
You get full disclosure on your performance
real work as an intern - your team will give you a project to work on that they had on the back-burner but still want done

Cons

The pros are largely universal. The cons will depend on your team.
If you have a great team, you'll have a great time. If you have a crappy team, you'll have a crappy time. I'm basing this off of what I know about my team versus what other interns told me about their teams.
Either way, you'll need to be assertive. Ask questions. Get help when you don't know something. General rule is spend 30 mins trying to figure something out. Then if you haven't, go ahead and ask a someone with more experience.
Your project may not be defined. You will have to get it defined. (i.e. figure out what you have to do for it to be complete). It can be hard to communicate with superiors as an intern, assuming you have little prior experience. A thought I basically had "I am inexperienced. I do not want to annoy anyone. I'll just try to figure this out on my own." This is incorrect. Your boss will know that already. Go ahead and don't be shy and you'll avoid lots of the problems.
You may have to work longer hours depending on your project.

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  1. On-figure fashion photographer in the New York City new studio.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On Figure Fashion Photographer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - On Figure Fashion Photographer in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere with great opportunities to learn and grow within the company. Management very courteous and professional.

    Cons

    Competition between employes can be high sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Improve share of information between colleagues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company but not that great for employees

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, large scales and great people

    Cons

    Doesn't get much back from the compensation


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