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"Fast growing company that should focus on how to manage all the moving parts better"

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Former Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

* strong work ethic and focus on tangible results
* lots of opportunity to move up or laterally to new positions
* diverse group of employees
* every team must make an annual plan

Cons

* due to high company growth, employees change jobs frequently - and take knowledge with them
* lack of documentation - every project is a "new" project - and doesn't have to be
* business teams are strong - but lack the ability to define the product they want for the engineering teams.

Advice to Management

Work with your management teams to learn how to define the critical path for business requirements - and train them to convey this information to the engineering teams.

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  1. "Overall pretty good"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management, good culture, good projects for interns, good implementation of agile development. Lots of opportunities to see other teams in the company, good pay.

    Cons

    A little intense on the work-life balance, picky about offers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I did my software developer internship at Amazon.com and it went pretty well. The will be enough to learn."

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

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

    Pros

    - code your own way
    - responsible for end to end delivery of the project

    Cons

    - u r left in middle of ocean and asked to swim to the shore

    Advice to Management

    - u r earning so much so give that frugality thing away

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