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"Software Engineer"

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

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

Pros

Great atmosphere. People really try to help each other through great communication. Executive focus and engagement in programs is very motivating. No place to hide for people who try to get along with the bare minimum.

Cons

Upper management can be a little ridiculous when it comes to project deadlines. Work-life can take a hit. Very limited training. Competition can get stiff.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Huge, Crazy Organization Growth"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At Amazon, you have tons of opportunity, are well compensated. Strong people who thrive in this type of environment can do very very well.

    Cons

    Amazon runs 24/7, and work/life balance can be very challenging, especially with young families. It can also be a pretty brutal organization in terms of expectations and feedback, especially true in such a fast growing organization that isn't always so organized due to so many people.

    Advice to Management

    It is going to be a challenging ride exiting the start-up phase and permanently moving to a very large, structured organization. Resources need to be added to get the company over the hump with structured processes and organizations. This is also very counter to Amazon culture so it will be interesting to see how this changes over time.


  2. "unique culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    space for innovation and learning. love to work with smart people around

    Cons

    Management pressure and lack of transparency by the management

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