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"Great place to intern. Be ready for frugality though and you will love it !"

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

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

Pros

Great access to work across the company. Very smart people and a great place to start your career. Most managers are accessible and make time to discuss your work and how your time in the company has been

Cons

Work life balance is a decision on how fast you want to grow vs how relaxed you want to be. Also, ON CALL DUTY is really terrible for certain teams. So cross your fingers !!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Working with Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Rich technologies and infrastructure is a big plus to move faster and learn at same pace.

    Cons

    Employees not counted, highly competitive environment leads to wrong choice and employees are sacrificed.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership principals are the pillars of success to business, but those often used conveniently.


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    "Depends on the team, and that can change fast"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people. You get to make a significant difference for millions of customers. As long as the stock keeps going up, total compensation is above market.

    Cons

    Some areas put a lot of pressure on their employees. Some areas have horrific work/life balance. The constant raising of the bar and the push to top-grade makes it hard to maintain consistency and allow really smart people to fail and stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    While raising the bar is good in theory, the way it is implemented forced me to get rid of good people.

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