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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 for less than a 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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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too frugal, no work-life balance and work is not much interesting in India

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    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - CEO is a visionary
    - An experience to learn how the worlds biggest e-commerce company operates
    - People working here are very smart and talented
    - Agile and fast moving
    - Flexible timing

    Cons

    - Process bureaucracy and jam
    - No work life balance
    - Favoritism
    - Sometimes the "being Frugal" philosophy comes down to being cheap
    - Not much of benefits like other big Internet giants
    - Not much of quality work in India Development Center
    - Employees are treated as "Resource"

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    Needs to re align mid level management in India to stop bureaucracy, and focus more on people to encourage more talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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
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