Amazon vs Salesforce SDE Intern

New rg96
Nov 11 5 Comments

I am a Master's student and have received summer internship offers from Amazon, Seattle (HQ), and Salesforce, Bellevue (Non HQ). Since I am just starting my career, I am very confused about what is a better choice for me.
- Team at Salesforce, although a very new team, "seems" interesting but Amazon is not ready to tell me the team I'll be paired with - it can be anything.
- Internship pay is approximately the same but from what I hear base full-time pay at Salesforce is much higher - stocks at Amazon will be much much higher but they have a weird pay-out period

Being a big 4, Amazon has always been a dream, but I have read quite bad reviews online about it - how they over-work their employees and that you might be paired up with a random team. I am not shy of (over) working if I like the work but I am also not sure about the quality of work at Salesforce and was reading online how it is a "Sales" company and not a tech company like Amazon.

What do you guys think is a better option for a person at such an early age in his career?

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  • Amazon 8-)
    Salesforce is better in converting interns to full time.
    Nov 11 1
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      True, Amazon’s harder. But I wouldn’t worry too much about that. He’s gotten this far, he can make it.
      Nov 11
  • New / Eng
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    (I interned at Amazon)

    Yes you will grind, but you learn so much in such a short time span.

    I’d pick Amazon any time of the year.

    But in the end you get what you work for out of an internship. Effort, grind, networking etc.
    Nov 11 1
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      AmazonEng

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      I had other FAANG internships, and the recruiters seem to prefer FAANG heavily when selecting me to interviews.
      Nov 11
  • Google PvJl86
    Amazon. Back when I interned at Amazon they converted 75-80% of interns to full time.
    Nov 11 0

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