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I did summer intern in Amazon

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The experience is good. Nice company, nice office, nice people. They have special events for summer interns.

Cons

You need to report your work everyday.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Hard working, smart people, cool projects

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    At Amazon you are surrounded by the most intelligent, creative, problem solving, hard working people from all over the globe. The people are truly amazing. The people are definitely why the company is so successful.

    Cons

    It feels like Amazon grew too fast, they have some archaic practices that make some day to day things unbearable. It also felt at times the culture was very fear based. I was told I was doing well, but it seemed clear that the consequences would be dire if anything went awry. I also have never worked so many hours in my life - I went into that job with my eyes open, but still was unprepared. I think that goes back to the fear based environment. It is a cool company, with crazy smart people I was glad to work next to, and I am glad they are in Seattle, employing so many people and contributing to a good local economy, but I was so happy to have my weekends AND nights back after leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee of amazon Hyderabad

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    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good culture was tranperent and people were humble and seen mentors encouraging their peers to grow along with them

    Cons

    couple of the management team members does not tolerate the peers to be more energetic and knowledgeable than them either they are tortured so they they leave the org .

    How loyal you are to the org but to get back to Amazon is an Hilarious task as we have to please N number of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls do have the same culture as in US and maintain transparency in terms of employee engagement and the process/procedures do not limit them to the pals of the decision makers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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