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Great company but not that great for employees

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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 full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good products, large scales and great people

Cons

Doesn't get much back from the compensation

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pays well. Depends on your team.

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well.
    They cover housing for you, bringing your intern salary to about 100k if full time.
    Opportunity to learn a lot.
    Flexible work schedule. (can come in late. can work from home. can leave early if you need to)
    Tons of smart people
    Employees care about the customer
    You get full disclosure on your performance
    real work as an intern - your team will give you a project to work on that they had on the back-burner but still want done

    Cons

    The pros are largely universal. The cons will depend on your team.
    If you have a great team, you'll have a great time. If you have a crappy team, you'll have a crappy time. I'm basing this off of what I know about my team versus what other interns told me about their teams.
    Either way, you'll need to be assertive. Ask questions. Get help when you don't know something. General rule is spend 30 mins trying to figure something out. Then if you haven't, go ahead and ask a someone with more experience.
    Your project may not be defined. You will have to get it defined. (i.e. figure out what you have to do for it to be complete). It can be hard to communicate with superiors as an intern, assuming you have little prior experience. A thought I basically had "I am inexperienced. I do not want to annoy anyone. I'll just try to figure this out on my own." This is incorrect. Your boss will know that already. Go ahead and don't be shy and you'll avoid lots of the problems.
    You may have to work longer hours depending on your project.

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

    Very helpful, growth-oriented company

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I am surrounded by great leaders and great co-workers. Everyone is smart, friendly and helpful which makes for a sales-organization pretty much unlike any other I've worked for.

    Cons

    Amazon is not a sales org. Which is not what you would think right off the bat. But I am in one of the few sales-oriented divisions here at Amazon which means that there have been growing pains, to put it lightly. Compensation, goals and metrics have changed on us multiple times since I started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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