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Updated June 17, 2018
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  1. "Software Development Engineer (SDE) Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed Uniform, Great Pay, Community Involvement, Bleeding Edge Technology, Continuous Learning Opportunities make Amazon very friendly towards interns

    Cons

    Very large company if that's not your thing

    Advice to Management

    Keep Bezos at the helm... he has an awesome vision


  2. "A great company to intern for"

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Amazon office in San Luis Obispo, CA has a fantastic intern program which allows students at the nearby California Polytechnic State University to work part time and gain invaluable real-world experience while earning their degree. The position gives interns real tasks which actually benefit the business and allow them to grow rather than 'menial' or meaningless work. Whereas most internship positions for Comp Sci/Software Dev target students in their third year or later, this position targets students who are in their second or even first years, and is structured to allow the intern to grow in effectiveness and responsibility as they complete more classes and gain more experience. After the first summer, during which interns transition to work full time until school starts again, most interns have enough experience to be treated simply as a part-time version of the regular starting software development role, able to tackle the same tasks as any member of a team, albeit at a slower pace due to less working hours. Additionally, interns who stay for a second summer are offered the opportunity to work for Amazon in another location (usually Seattle) for the duration of the summer. This is a great opportunity for interns to explore other opportunities within the company and experience living in a new location.

    Cons

    Working part-time while going to school is a big commitment, no matter the employer. However, Amazon is very flexible with scheduling and always allow you to prioritize school over work.

  3. "Amazon Internship"

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    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free sweater and backpack
    Interesting Events

    Cons

    no benefits and specific rolls have very different jobs

    Advice to Management

    Free food


  4. "IT Support Engineer Intern"

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    Current Intern - IT Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - IT Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food trucks around Amazon buildings. Candidates are fun and helpful to work with. Everyone strives to learn. Customer obsession in IT offices.

    Cons

    People can be negative and complain about things, but when asked to speak up, they wouldn't

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  5. "Internship Review"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Ownership of project, freedom for creativity, open and supportive managerial environment.

    Cons

    Heavy time commitment, no other complaints.

    Advice to Management

    I love the commitment to the leadership principles!


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Good pay and good location

    Cons

    No one tells you what to do


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    "Software Development Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting project, smart coworkers and lots of things to learn. Opportunity to gain insight into one of the largest and most used cloud computing systems in the world.

    Cons

    Benefits are a bit stingy, office is cramped and work environment is generally sub par compared to other tech companies.

    Bad work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on investing in your employees. Food, welfare, anything. Stop hoarding the money to yourselves.

  8. "AWS Intern - Vancouver"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Learned to work within big structure

    Cons

    Didn't get a lot of support, didn't really interact with management.


  9. "Intern at Amazon Web Services"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging project
    Helpful team
    professional growth
    new technologies to work with

    Cons

    no much intern activity expecially in DC area


  10. "Very Good"

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    Former Intern - Student in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Student in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cool technologies and friendly people

    Cons

    A little bit stressful in my team


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