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Fast-paced, innovative business, good people

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

-You'll work with some of the smartest people in the world...literally
-You'll have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge businesses that are changing the landscape of almost every industry
-People are cool and down-to-earth
-Decisions get made quickly, bureaucracy is limited
-Reputation for poor work-life balance is outdated

Cons

-Ugh...tickets. If you need to get anything done, you have to file a ticket, which can be frustrating
-Things do change frequently, so if you aren't comfortable with change, you may find it uncomfortable
-Direct culture can be jarring at first
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best company on Earth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV

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

    Pros

    Company is heavy on tech savvy individuals. They constantly strive to develop their employees to re-think their current level of thought and learning by challenging them to expand their knowledge base with new means to expand their willingness to "be right a lot." They have a high hiring bar, and those who do meet those expectations work to meet expectations to become permanent employees. Amazon also encourages constant reevaluation of their practices by all employees, in the form of weekly meetings in which a team member can suggest changes directly to the management team. Also, Amazon recruits from a wide variety of disciples, not only technical, which I personally feel is a huge positive.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be difficult at times, but due to the high level and intellect of the employees, it is easily adapted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    As a first company experience it was a valuable experience

    • 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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. During your internship you get to work on real projects
    2. Mentor and other colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful
    3. Salary and relocation package is very good
    4. Interns are considered for full-time job offer

    Cons

    1. Sometimes conflict of project goal as suggested by mentor and manager.
    2. Project was a bit lengthy
    3. Testing and releasing is a lengthy process
    4. Projects are not that much intellectually challenging, kind of regular programming, not much scope of research/brainstorming

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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