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Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than a year)

Pros

average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

Cons

petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

grow up and act like responsible leaders

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Customer centric and employee friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough time for training for longtime employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and always give your voice to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing culture

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The management is amazing and the internship experience is equally amazing. I have learned more at the company in 3 months than I did in my entire degree in college.

    Cons

    The job is in Seattle and as everyone knows, the weather there isn't amazing. Also not a big fan of the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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