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Updated April 29, 2017
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  1. "I enjoyed my internship at Amazon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a bit worried before joining Amazon since I have read that NYT article too. However, when I went there, I find it was nothing like NYT says. The work environment was nice. People were friendly and helpful. Working overtime can happen (just like any tech company I believe), but it's never a routine.

    The work is fast pace and exciting. Also, there are many opportunities to learn and grow. Friday Learning Series talks and Principles of Amazon (given by principle engineers) are my favorites.

    Cons

    No free food like some other tech companies.
    Oncall for full-time engineers can affect work-life balance a bit (interns don't have oncall though).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent salary, nice place to learn

    Cons

    hectic work life, no time free

    Advice to Management

    no thing


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer/Tester in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer/Tester in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some very bright people. Does a lot of things very well, but it's hard to overlook their shortcomings.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the bright people usually find other jobs as soon as their stock vests. Most of the people I admired left to go to other companies. Amazon is a good place to start out, but you don't want to stay for too long.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Intern in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Intern in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots and lots to learn, become a professional

    Cons

    work life balance, too much pressure


  6. "Ok place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good learning opportunity, great perk

    Cons

    long working hours, lot of workaholic people.


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Experience at the company

    Cons

    Too much work pressure at the work place

    Advice to Management

    reduce work hours


  8. "Amazon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good place to work
    - a lot to learn
    - complete ownership of projects

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    - salary will almost remain constant for 4 years
    - getting promoted is tough.

    Advice to Management

    make process of promoting to SDE2 smooth


  9. Helpful (7)

    "A good start, but you wont stay long"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Accept new grad with a low bar, give almost everybody a chance if he is lucky. So it is a good place for you to start your career.

    Cons

    1. work life balance is bad
    2. company culture is not friendly, treat employee bad
    3. 50% SDE employee wont stay for two year

    Advice to Management

    I dont think Amazon can change.


  10. "Amazon Chennai -SDE intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and facilities.play hard and enjoy. Flexible work hours.
    Cabs at door step.good perks

    Cons

    Stress in Ur work.difficult deadlines.
    And minimal help to freshers Newton the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Expect hardwork lots lots lots of it.
    And enjoy Ur time here


  11. "Great work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, with accent on hiring strong engineers.

    Cons

    With the pressure on growth, mid-level management creep has set in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people, so the superior hiring standards are maintained.


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