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Fast Paced though casual

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Current Employee - Technician in West Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Technician in West Columbia, SC

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

Pros

Company name, casual though fast paced atmosphere, nice people. Having Amazon on your resume certainly is a plus, when you go looking for other work. And it is building for FCs across the country so opportunities to move up in the company come often.

Cons

Going through security, low pay, departments don't always work well together.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make hand-offs between day and nights more complete. Inbound and Outbound need to work better together.

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  1. Fun place to work, great people, work hard to move up.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY

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

    Pros

    Great place to move up if you work hard and make the right connections. Company highly values college degrees. Managers are usually fairly willing to help you in your career.

    Cons

    Starting pay is decent but not excellent, however you do get stocks fully vested at 2 years. Entry level pay caps out at $12.50, so if you plan on staying long you should definitely look into promoting. Hours can be long, and overtime is called often, but still an enjoyable place to work.

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    Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    Rapid growth and development, always launching new products
    A big range of products and services, from retail to audio/video to web services
    Good pay and benefits
    Cool web services and other internal tools you can use
    Flat structure in the company and a lot of freedom for the engineers. Most teams are small enough that you don't feel like part of a giant company
    Many social and career-related intern events
    A lot of good engineers and interns for you to talk geek and network with

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are not as good as other tech giants like google and facebook
    The company is moving so fast that some products are a little crude and don't have the best quality
    My team was really understaffed and we were launching a big product so everyone was really burned out. The fact that full time SDEs have to be on-call sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so frugal! Create a more vibrant and innovative culture. Drive for good quality work not just quantity

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