Former Display Hardware Development Engineer Intern at Amazon
about 2 years ago
It depends. I come from a physical science/engineering background and my manager gave me a quite open-ended R&D project to work on (well, in fact, he asked me to choose). Not that they don't have materials related problems, but you need to discuss with your manager and ideally have a well-defined project. It's possible that those problems can't be solved locally. I also helped quite a bit on the meetings and some measurements. If you are from CS/EE or ME background, then I'd expect you to work on more real product-related problems.