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"Amazon SDE Intern review"

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  • Senior Management
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

Get to work on cutting edge technology with a bunch of smart people

Cons

Various software development processes in Amazon.com slow down the actual development.

Advice to Management

Nothing

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Beware of Digital Products (specially if you have to work with Lab126)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Acceptable work/life balance
    - Career opportunities OUTSIDE of Digital Products very promising,... if you are allowed to transfer out

    Cons

    Please keep in mind that these comments apply to Digital Products in Seattle working with Lab126.
    - Complete lack of leadership, vision or direction from "leaders" in Lab126
    - Minimal to no feedback, promotion opportunity or decent, constructive review from management (again, management being in Lab126)
    - No career advancement opportunity. Peers in the Sunnyvale/Lab126 office will have significant advantage just for being "local" to management
    - HR in Lab126 is aware of issues in her organization and chooses not to do anything about the problems, effectively sacrificing and derailing careers of very capable individuals. HR and management in Seattle seem to have their hands tied or chose to look the other way. VERY unfortunate!

    Advice to Management

    Accept that you are brilliant engineers and take individual contributor roles. You, the company and the products you work on will truly excel. Leave management (or individuals as well as programs) to capable individuals. You are not a decent manager and definitely not a leader!
    If you don't like your teams in Seattle, do not sacrifice them in OLRs. Instead, work with them (or better yet, allow a good manager or a decent leader) to work with them to transfer to other parts of the organization so they can deliver value and you don't have to work with them.
    Yes, you have talent. No, you are not a leader!


  2. Helpful (9)

    "No care for employee satisfaction"

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

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

    Pros

    -Brand Name
    -If lucky then you can get to work with some smart people
    - Innovating new stuff

    Cons

    Where to start?
    - Overworked
    - Not compensated well according the effort and hours
    - Weekends are not fun anymore
    -Manger doesnt care how you feel

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to care for their team members and should try to motivate them rather than micro-managing to an extent of eating habits. Cmon!! Some of the managers here are just due to the experience with no quality education or good skills. where is your HIRE RIGHT ?


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