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"Horrible Work Environment and Culture"

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

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

Pros

Money
Big Brand Name
Lots of good internal videos for learning

Cons

Lot of politics.
Deep learning curve due to lot of customized development environment.
If you seek help, you will be told that you can not handle things independently. On the other hand if you try to resolve things on your own, you will be called to have bad judgement for not asking for help.
Bug in your code will be called blunders but if you find bugs in existing code, then those will be learnings.
Middle management interprets company policies in their own way than what possibly actually it would mean

Advice to Management

Good luck !!!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Job Satisfaction"

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

    If you want to do a project that you like and it will be of business benefit to the company, Amazon promotes you ideas. You need not really depend on you seniors for your work and it has an open culture.
    If you are interested in any other team , you can shift among teams or do a team collaborating project.

    Cons

    Big organization, So employee benefits are not that great. Basic salary is good.
    Has daily sprint planning and your work culture depends upon your manager


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Tough environment, shark eats shark"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, some challenging computer science problems on _some_ teams. Growing stock

    Cons

    Unimpressive pay, heavy oncall/pager duty, unfair compensation structure, _NO_ perks compared to competitors. ZERO work life balance

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