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Former SDE Intern at Amazon

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Some of the biggest pros:

1) Streamlined development culture across the company.
2) Very supportive team mates who helped constantly raise the bar by asking the right questions and putting the foot down at the right time.
3) Lot of opportunities to learn by way of tech talks and stuff.
4) Open policy for interns to move to teams of their choice.
5) Strictly enforced code review process
6) Good pay

Cons

Some of the minor downsides:

1) It takes a ton of meetings to reach consensus on something. Sometimes, with a lot of digression and emphasis on minor details.
2) No freebies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not in the league to advice upper management yet.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Happy to go to work everyday!

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. You are an owner and that mentality is seen throughout the organization. If you have an idea, you go with it and management allows you to drive initiatives for the most part. Fun atmosphere. Our saying is very accurate: Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History!

    Cons

    Sometimes you are just too busy, but it comes in waves and is definitely manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Physical torture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid every two weeks.

    Cons

    Management treats associates like they are ignorant. They gave unrealistic expectations to meet pick and pack rates. Order pickers have a path that is determined by Amazons computer system. Associates have NO control over this path yet we are judged by it. Management even states that pick paths are poor yet when the weekly review paperwork arrives this fact is forgotten and we are to blame for any shortfall.
    Packers are rated by units per hour without regard to events that slow them down beyond their control - how insulting.
    Management ignores feedback and moves forward with a deaf ear to reality. Regular unannounced mandatory overtime without regard to associates physical weariness is comon. More people need to be hired to address the workload but there are only so many people available in a geographic area. Eventually they will run out of people who will put up with the abuse. Opportunity to train new employees by current employees results in most of them goofing off and not working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. We are smarter than you realize. If you don't believe we are working follow us if you can keep up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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