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"Might be the best of big companies. But still has those big companies' problems."

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Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA
Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Pays well. Lots of big things happening. Stable. More flexibility than other big companies

Cons

Office politics. Some arrogant and ignorant non-developer onboard. (Designers, Product Managers etc.) They say it's fast pace, but it's not. There's always something which makes no sense slows you down.

Advice to Management

Instead of hiring those consultants or business man, promo developers to product managers!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "A cool place to work, learn and experience real engineering"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with really awesome technologies and guys

    Cons

    You feel the pressure and importance.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Culture can be unfriendly/aggressive at times"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to hone your analytic abilities and become a wiz at gathering and analyzing data

    Cons

    Despite casual dress codes and pets in the office, the atmosphere feels unfriendly, disconnected, and aggressive at times. Negative feedback is given often, positive feedback is rare. I sat within 15 feet of everyone in my group (8 people), and it is often silent through much of the day, without "hellos" or "good mornings".

    Advice to Management

    Positive reinforcement is a lot more motivating then negative feedback. Set reasonable expectations from the beginning and don't pile on more non-critical tasks after you've agreed on what is expected.

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