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Pure misery - much worse being an associate at a law firm

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Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Seattle, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very competitive salary for Seattle market

Cons

- Workload and work/life balance (was even worse than being at a big law firm)
- Inadequate training
- Uninteresting work (get ready to spend your days writing disclaimers)
- Few perks
- Unsupportive environment with virtually no secretarial or paralegal support
- Cramped, noisy and dark offices
- Endless goal setting and review processes that keep you from doing your work
- Dishonest personnel misrepresented the nature of the job and the benefit/compensation packages I would be given during the interview process
- Only 2 weeks paid vacation per year during first 2 years of employment
- Dogs all over the office - if you don't like hearing/seeing/smelling other people's dogs all day, you'll be miserable

Advice to Management

If they have any interest in retaining talent, they should try to improve training and support, improve work/life balance, streamline the endless cycle of goal-setting and reviews and generally encourage an environment of teamwork and mutual support. Backbiting and dishonesty pervades throughout the legal department, beginning during interview process and lasting past when I gave notice. It surely is costly to have a revolving door of a legal department, but virtually everybody I know there left, or intends to leave, at the first opportunity.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Rewarding work for a great company. They need to focus on employees for next stage of growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of ownership in work product
    Restricted stock units
    Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Can be very competitive
    Not a lot of training or feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Help people to grow in their jobs. Promote from within.

  2. SDE Intern

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool place, lots of smart people around. Good pay.

    Cons

    Company doesnt offer any perks.

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