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

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

Pros

lots to learn
descent working environment
complex system
self study
great products and technologies.

Cons

high work pressure
little balance between personal and work life
very self oriented
too much work pressure
work hours not defined.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    never boring, often stressful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The company culture is based on objectivity, responsibility, and precision. This means there is little to no "politics" or egos to stroke. Great for people who like to work fast and hard and not waste time. No classism or age-ism like you sometimes see in young hot tech companies.

    Cons

    Frugal company culture means perks are minimal, tools can be subpar, managers can be spread extremely thin and work environment can be unnecessarily challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering the hurdles to getting hired here, there should be more of a focus on retention and promotion of internal talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work you like the hamster you are with little pay.

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    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Picker in San Bernardino, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work for a big company.
    You get to see what they carry everyday.
    Onsite medic with medication.

    Cons

    You are always on your feet. ALWAYS.
    You never have time to do anything outside work.
    Pay you little to where you can't afford a good place to live outside the ghetto.
    You will always see people being escorted out for either stealing or not moving fast enough. I REALLY MEAN THIS. Everyday.
    They don't care if your feet hurt. You either get up and get moving or you're fired.
    They have ZERO tolerance for talking while you work. You need to be moving and working not talking.
    You always feel like a robot instead of a human.
    You have to ALWAYS bring you own LUNCH OR DINNER. NO DINERS OR CAFE ON SITE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm glad the CEO offer $5,000 to the employees that don't want to work for you guys. Amazon. If you are willing to put the product before the employee then you might as well close down shop because a whole lot of people are going to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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