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Great company

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

Pros

Always know something new and meet amazing people.

Cons

I have nothing in my mind fitting this category.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    The retention in this company is really low and there are good reasons for that

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1. Smart people, although most of them leaves the company in ~1.5 years from their arrival.
    2. Be part of big projects.
    3. The compensation is ok.

    Cons

    1. Bad management.
    2. On-call rotation in most places.
    3. Parking isn't free for employees.
    4. Very hard to get promoted.
    5. Noisy work environment.
    6. Very low retention rates.
    7. Poor work-life balance (I remember more than one month that I've worked more than 13 hours a day and on weekends for the entire month).
    8. The company isn't enthusiast about applying it employees for a green-card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to work your butt off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and challenging problems every day.
    I get to work alongside and learn from some of the smartest people I know.
    There are so many ways to have a big impact on millions of people.
    A chance to participate in history.

    Cons

    Its really challenging to keep a good work life balance here, and that seems to be by design.
    It's a bit of a chaotic environment and isn't always the easiest place to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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