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Amazon is really nice to interns

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

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

Pros

Amazon is very nice to interns and summer in Seattle is very comfortable. Interns have the chance to complete a project independently.

Cons

Projects designed for interns could be very different from each other in different groups. Some are very well designed while others are not. A little bit unfair.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Human resource turnover is little bit high?

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment.
    - Meritocracy.
    - Really rigorous work.

    Cons

    - Sometimes too detailed oriented.
    - Really long hours.
    - Feel bad taking leave.
    - High burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 15 people found this helpful  

    Coming here is the best move ever for my career. Leaving will be the best move ever for my life.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience, have never accomplished so much. A white collar boot camp. Work with incredibly talented people on interesting projects. After working here will be much more effective and efficient in any future role. Focus on customer is absolutely true and permeates every aspect of the company.

    Cons

    Demand more than can possibly be delivered with no acknowledgement of achievement. Brutal culture, extremely political once you get into the management ranks. Many "manage up" with no development of their people. Little to no ability for work life balance. If your career is your top priority, this is the place for you. If not, stay away. Never worked anywhere with such poor morale and lack of concern for employees.

    Basically, Amazon is the evolution of the corporation. Crappy benefits, no perks, drive workers to the breaking point because there's always someone new to take their place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After reading "The Everything Store", realized that everything that is wrong with Amazon is by design, so Bezos is probably the only person who could change things. Better start treating your people better or there's going to be an exodus as soon as the stock price plateaus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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