Amazon
Seattle, Washington
Amazon.com is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
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Program Management Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,100
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This was my second year as an intern. I started as part of the Explore Program, chose to come back as a PM and will be returning this upcoming summer for my 3rd internship. I know others have talked about unenthusiastic teams, bad mentors, and bad managers. I understand. My first summer, my manager was horrible, chastising my abilities and my work. I expressed my concerns with my mentor, and thankfully, she was able to help me. The CEO said "people don't quit companies, they quit teams", which struck a chord with me. I decided to return the next summer as part of a different team. (I also found out that summer that my previous manager had been moved down to the position of Individual Contributor) I was also able to connect with someone… Show More
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SDE Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

$6,000
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Mentorship - Smart, kind, helpful mentors and teammates Work/life Balance - If project is scoped correctly and you're qualified for the job, then this is 5/5. Meaningful Work - I worked on Amazon Echo during the term it was launched for Beta (invite-only). Being part of the launch and seeing all those unboxing videos and the positive feedback of the community and customers with your team is an experience I'll always cherish. Perks - Really nice housing stipend. Downtown City life. When you get a return offer, you can choose any team and any location to work on (they have offices in pretty much every major city in the world. Seattle, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, SF, and so on)
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SDE Intern

Vancouver, BC, CAN

$5,700
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Mentorship - This is my third internship at Amazon so the mentorship was minimal as I was driving the project by myself. Teammates are chill and helpful if you have questions. I've never come across any smug arrogant engineer or manager working at 3 different teams and locations and most of the people are chill and nice. Work/life Balance - This depends on how qualified you are for the job tbh. Most of the time, teams will give you an independent project that is scoped correctly. And if it wasn't, then well, the complexity of the project and any mis-scope is taken into account when deciding upon giving you a return offer. Meaningful Work - Amazon is really big on Ownership. I sort of worked like a 1-man-startup to deliver my project.… Show More
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Search Experience SDE

Seattle, WA, USA

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The co-workers on my team were all very helpful and extremely smart, and the hours were not as bad as I'd thought they'd be, but I disliked having a single intern project to work on for the entire term.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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The Microsoft intern program is well-organized with lots of special intern events (eg game nights, Mariners games, hiking etc). You get lots of perks with your salary including subsidized corporate housing, gym membership, and lots of gifts/swag. Microsoft is large and fragmented, so your experience will depend a lot on your specific team and manager. Overall, the people are smart, the culture is laid back, and the company mood is optimistic. There is lots of interesting stuff going on at Microsoft, but 4 months is not enough to ramp up and fully take advantage of everything. Your internship will likely be project-based and you shouldn't expect your intern project to be something cutting-edge. Return offers are relatively easy to get… Show More
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

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I had an absolutely amazing time for my SDE internship at Amazon in summer 2016. My mentor and manager were both really great at making me enjoy my time there and getting me to work better - I had daily talks with my mentor as well as weekly one-on-ones with my manager. Interns typically get to work on their own project over the summer, which they present to other teams at the end of the term. You're expected to take a lot of ownership over your project during the time, so you get to make a lot of the decisions when it comes to your design and deliverables. My project was scoped out well, so that I knew what I had to do at what time. The project was fun and challenging while still manageable. There's a lot of other interns around and… Show More
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I think the culture highly depends on the team that you work at. Out of the big companies, Amazon is definitely the most frugal in terms of taking care of their employees. There is not much random perks but the work is definitely challenging and rewarding especially when placed on the right team. Amazon, as I see it, is definitely an innovator and will see success for future years to come.
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The work was demanding and challenging which was exciting. Amazon emphasized a lot on taking ownership of your own work and spear-heading your own project by yourself. I did not like the company culture as much. Working at such a large company makes you feel like you are not as important. My project itself was being used by vendors so the work was fairly meaningful. The biggest disappointment was the perks available, especially compared to other companies in the Seattle area like Microsoft and Facebook (Amazon emphasizes a lot on being frugality). The corporate housing was quite generous, bi-weekly cleaning comes in clutch.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Toronto, ON, Canada

$5,300
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Your experience is gonna vary a lot depending on your team. I had a good time at Amazon and was working on code that shipped while I was there. My mentor was a great resource and super helpful in guiding me through the project. My project was also well-scoped to be finished in 4 months. My biggest learning experience was architecting my project from scratch. At most tech companies, I'm expected to implement projects that are already architected. Here, I owned the execution of my project from start to finish. It gave me a lot more responsibility and was a new thing for me. My team had a low operational load, so the on-call lives of my full-time peers didn't seem that bad either. However I've heard of insane operational loads in other… Show More
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Mentorship at Amazon was great. My mentor really cared about what I wanted to achieve during the internship, what I can achieve, what is expected from me, what expectations I have on the internship, and other things that a mentor should care about. He was really resourceful whenever I had some technical problems explaining in detail very kindly. Worklife balance is pretty great for interns. However, for full-timers, depending on the team, everyone needs to be 'on-call' for 2 weeks rotating between the teammates. I wouldn't like being an 'on-call'. There is no free food at all. I would give 1 star to benefits/perks category if it existed in this review website. The work time wasn't that flexible for my team. My team had stand up… Show More
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Software Engineer

Palo Alto, CA, USA

$7,300
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They give you $3500 per 4 weeks for housing stipend on top of your salary. So it's a lot of money of you take the stipend. Work-wise, they assign you a standalone project that most of the time is a big feature or a standalone service. I was given lots of freedom in how I want to tackle development and everyone on the team is helpful when I had questions or I needed their opinion on something. Amazon is really big on ownership and delivering results. I feel like I learned a lot during this internship.
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Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,367
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The quality of the internship really depends on these three things: - The team you end up on - The manager/mentor/lead you end up having - The project you get assigned These things can vary greatly and I lucked out with fantastic team, manager/mentor/lead, and project. When interviewing, make sure to make it perfectly clear what your interests are. They'll try their best to put you on something that matches your interests.
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Software Engineer

Tokyo, Japan

¥325,000
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The Office team in Microsoft Japan worked on docs.com and Office Lens while I was there. You'll be assigned an onboarding project to start off with, and then move onto a main project to finish off the term with. If you finish your main project quickly, then you'll probably end up working on regular engineering tasks. The projects were in different fields, and a couple of them were quite interesting (involved NLP, OpenGL), but a lot of them were fairly standard web/mobile-development feature tasks. Obviously, these choices will vary each term. Hours aren't particularly long, but they're pretty offset from the usual business hours (most people came in at 11 and left after 7). You're not pressured to commit to 11-7 at all though. Your… Show More
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Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

$7,800
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Worked at Microsoft in summer 2017. Despite not being at the HQ in Redmond, there were intern events every week or two (paintball, baseball games, cruise, etc), and we also got flown to Seattle for a week for the famous signature event. In terms of work, I was put on a great team where my project was actually critical for the team. I became good friends with my mentor and manager, but with a company as big as Microsoft, team culture can really vary. The team asked for my preferences on the type of work I want beforehand and gave me something that matched them exactly, despite me not having any experience in that domain beforehand. However, I did find that intern expectations here were noticeably higher than the other companies I worked… Show More
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Software Engineering Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,200
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Mentorship and work/life balance were great. Work was not that meaningful because I was assigned to a product that no one ever heard of and I was working on an intern project (meaning my work probably end up in the garbage right now). The intern events are probably the best out of all the big companies. Microsoft invited Daya and the Chainsmokers to perform in front of 2,000+ interns and gave out free xbox one to every intern. Overall, it's a very big company and your experience varies drastically depending on what team you are assigned. HR is also flexible on switching team/organization for your next co-op, though sometimes they are very unresponsive and unhelpful.
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