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"Challenging and exciting, great experience."

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Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

As an intern they provided great opportunities to try different projects and even meet with different departments and positions. Given a good amount of ownership and had great management and career leadership.

Cons

When starting as a new employee I was surprised by the lack of on-boarding effort and introductions, but that may differ depending on the department and timing. You just have to ask a lot of questions and put yourself out there.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Small Business Feel - Get a lot done but don't spend any money"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, constructive meetings, serious customer focus, and amazing long term perspective. Nothing is done to make this quarter look better, it's allways for the long haul.

    Cons

    Engineers own software that is delivered as a service and they own every aspect from design to development to test to operate to firefight to maintain. This is largely a good thing, but being on a pager duty rotation can put a damper on home life.

    Advice to Management

    Foot the bill for ops folks that can resolve more tickets.


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    "Working in the Fulfillment Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Trainer in West Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There will always be work for you to do and you have the opportunity to learn different process paths if your area is slow.

    Cons

    People are treated like machines and numbers take precedent to anything else rather than customer obsession as the company claims. I find that operations and management are consistently inconsistent. I understand CAE 1 is a start up building but it should over the hump by now. Training is offered but managers are so number driven to where they won't even allow associates to complete their full training so they can hurry to get them on the floor to make a million mistakes, SMH.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people effectively and goals will be met. Too much cut throat, dog eat dog atmosphere in the fc's but there is always room for improvement. A college degree DOES NOT make you an automatic manager, need to scrap that philosophy very quickly.

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