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"Average internship project, average team spirit"

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Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

* The free cereals bar...
* No income tax in WA
* Pretty city
* Amazon is right next to the lake
* Scale of the problems
* Decent salary

Cons

* Seattle is terribly rainy and only suited for families
* Some amount of bitch-job giving
* No free corporate restaurant (vs. what is done in CA)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very heavy workload without much reward (Fulfillment Center)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant (Tier III) in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant (Tier III) in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging environment- good place to really grow as an employee
    great job security and company growth
    10% discount on purchases on Amazon.com

    Cons

    changing and conflicting job expectations
    extremely heavy workloads
    low pay caps in the FC world
    high manager turnover
    no substantial tuition reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for the talented employees you have. Investing in the tier 3 employees that carry shifts through manager after manager might lead to higher morale and more associate interest in advancing with Amazon.com.


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    "Long-time Amazonian"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The people that you will meet and closely work with are some of the most well-balanced intelligent people around. Amazon has grown systems internally, and operates at such a large scale, that solutions that other companies would not think of are built at Amazon.

    Cons

    With the recent growth of employees, there has been a huge addition of upper management brought in from other companies to help manage the growth. However, this has resulted in a degradation of internal systems, product and team knowledge, and new managers that make poor decisions and focus on reporting instead of problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    Better manage growth and training. Better understand the systems and problems staff are dealing with. Rely more on bottoms up feedback. Ensure that the Amazon culture remains intact.

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