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Amazon Software Development Engineer Intern Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Area Managers learn a lot in their first two years but it is fast paced (in 432 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 358 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 2007 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 424 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best three months ever."

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Developer Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Experience. Great Work Environment.

    Cons

    Everything was great. I never had any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "SDE Intern with AWS"

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    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

    Pros

    Get to work on your individually owned, full-fledged project.
    Hand-on learning of the SDLC.
    Watch your code ship to prod and hence, being used in real-world.
    Code-Reviews help improve on your coding skills.

    Cons

    Amazon has a very complex development environment which requires a lot of time to be understood and hence used in the best way.
    Code reviews make the process very slow and even cause you be unproductive for some days. But, probably only interns face this.
    Your speed and rate of delivery might depend a lot on your team-mates. A smaller team can mean delayed processes.

  3. "Software Development Engineer Intern"

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team was very relaxed. Could take days off and leave early as needed and nobody would give you a hard time. YMMV of course.

    Cons

    Team is very focused on coding and push push pushing code, so much so that it felt to be at the detriment of promoting health within the team.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of the thing that makes Amazon great, but at the same time, don't push your employees to forego their health and personal connections with others for the sake of MORE CODE.


  4. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi-hours, Cooperative colleagues, good pay

    Cons

    No food. Nothing free available. Some days could be stressful (particularly on deadlines)

    Advice to Management

    Great workplace.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Intern review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits for interns. Good life- work balance if you work in some groups.(No AWS)

    Cons

    Difficult to find something to eat during work.


  6. "Intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a good place to get experience.

    Cons

    No free lunch and snacks


  7. "SDE Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working condition, allow employees to bring their dogs.
    Co-workers are really nice and helpful.
    Working time is flexible, my team is not very stressful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the meeting is not very efficient and it take too long.
    We don't receive feedback in time. The goal is not very clear.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better if you can provide snacks and soft drinks in the work space. And it's not convenient to find a place having lunch.

  8. "SDE Intern at Seattle"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Total ownership of a project that you can bring to completion
    - great on boarding process allowing you to ramp up and make an impact quickly
    - Interns are assigned to impactful and meaningful projects
    - Great relocation and housing support

    Cons

    - Not as many intern events/perks as other major companies in the area
    - Kind of difficult to learn more about other areas/teams of the company


  9. "Great first internship"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern

    I worked at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    I had some doubts from what I heard online about the culture, but I am so glad I interned here over places. Great work/life balance, friendly coworkers, amazing management and mentorship.

    Cons

    High expectations from an intern.


  10. "Software Development Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Herndon, VA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, living situation, work environment

    Cons

    Learning curve is very steep

    Advice to Management

    None