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  1. Good Experience - Intern at AWS

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

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Work on latest technologies (sometimes ones which were released only a month ago) 2. Liberty to think out of the box with a possibility of actually implementing it. 3. Amazing infrastructure and support from other teams. 4. Small-sized teams makes you feel you are in a start-up

    Cons

    1. Do not expect free stuff. ( You get paid enough to get it yourself) 2. Seattle weather can be bad if you like being in places which are sunny.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going and hire the best

  2. It's alright

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    World-class company. Plenty of smart people. Salary is great. Really follow their principles through and through.

    Cons

    Not paying for checked luggage seemed a little silly. People tend to work hard and long hours (very team dependent though).

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    Software Development Engineer Intern

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fast paced stimulating projects with BIG impact (My project was being used routinely as soon as I built v1.0, which also shows you how fast things move) - Knowledgeable managers and engineers who trust me and push me to my limits - Extremely competitive pay (Bay Area intern pay is higher than Seattle) - Great intern (luxury) housing option or housing stipend ($12k before tax/$7k after tax)

    Cons

    - Teams can vary - some teams move pretty slowly with internal bureaucracy while others (like mine) move super fast and ship products routinely - For fast teams like mine, it's not for everyone. Be very prepared to learn quickly and sometimes put in longer hours as a result - if you're here to learn and grow fast you'll love it, if you're here just for the paycheck you'll hate it - Teams vary on sociability, but my...

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    Advice to Management

    -Allow interns to speak to potential managers and projects before assigning them to a team. It provides more variety and tailors closer to each intern's interests. - Hold some intern events, albeit frugality will probably prevent it.

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    Intern Experience in NYC

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    - Challenging and meaningful project. - Really good perks with free private housing in central Manhattan. - Great teammates and team environment. - Flexible work hours. - Easy commute.

    Cons

    - The New York office isn't as nice compared to their Seattle buildings.

  5. Helpful (1)

    turnover rate was very high in the team

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    provided an opportunity to learn

    Cons

    turnover rate was very high in the team, when I joined there were 8 full time there, but three month later, only 4 people were keeping leaving for better place, no free lunch and dinner

  6. Software Development Engineer Intern

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

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Very smart people working on very cool projects.

    Cons

    Leadership principals are kinda weird.

  7. Good But Busy First Intern Experience

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

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    - Had a dedicated intern project that was very focused/directed - Project had an impact on the company - Good benefits - Had a mentor that provided support and answered questions throughout

    Cons

    - Ended up needing to take work home every once in a while - Manager was very busy, so didn't get much face time with him - Fairly high stress work environment

  8. SDE Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company, every intern gets their own mentor.

    Cons

    No free lunch/dinner, irresponsible mentor.

  9. Worthwhile Internship

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    The engineers I had the opportunity to work with were talented and very helpful throughout the entire experience.

    Cons

    Relatively few benefits compared to other tech companies of similar size in the area (Microsoft etc.)

  10. Great place to develop as an intern

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot on a really good team, was never worked too hard.

    Cons

    The team is fairly quiet, not a ton of energy in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being servant leaders, you have a lot of intelligent people working for you.

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