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good company, smart engineers

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

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

Pros

There are many smart engineers. You can expect to learn a lot from them. People collaborate with each other well.

Cons

The career path is limited. Not very comfortable situation for people to work. The average leaving time is around 1.5 years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The whole company is software/website oriented. They do not care about who are working on it. Engineers are merely tools in managers' eyes.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Life is better on the outside!

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Participate in interesting projects with real impact

    Cons

    Culture that doesn't value employees, culture of arrogance ('smartest person in the room' syndrome), stingy compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Creative People Beware...especially in Kindle Marketing Org

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -moves at the pace of a start up
    -you to get work on projects that are seen by mass audience

    Cons

    -micromanaging managers
    -way too much work on too few people
    -executives who second guess their decisions
    -team members beat down and overworked who do just enough to fly, unseen, under the performance issue radar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in managers who have experience in the creative industry of advertising and storytelling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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