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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 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. 9 people found this helpful  

    Three years I'll never get back - and no I haven't been fired, I just wanna leave..

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    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! in Dudelange (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! in Dudelange (Luxembourg)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Package WITH CAVEATS: The stock is pretty decent for the first couple of years, then it overperforms and you're like totally screwed ("it's not our fault we did so well" cry the fat cats)
    Some people are really decent and they try super hard.

    Cons

    The tech is substandard, I mean it's hard sometimes to just get the basics done without raising ticket after ticket
    The processes are ludicrous (and - worse - inefficient)
    Complete diregard for people's lives - work and social (most of us are pretty young, we need to live a little outside of work - I see little of the 'work hard' ethic)
    The salary is poor for such an expensive, dreary place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach guys. It's about time to wake up and smell your substandard coffee: Amazon is no longer a startup but a (tenuously profitable, true) multi billion dollar business thats been around for almost 20 years. Stop hiding behind cool slogans and 'leadership principles' that you don't represent and use as an excuse not to spend money. Grow up. If you can't spend because profits are so poor, then rethink your strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Growth Abounds at Amazon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A forward thinking company that operates at the speed of the Internet

    Cons

    You'll work harder than you ever have in your career!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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