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"Great for your Resume"

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Working at Amazon was a great introduction to corporate culture. There were some great designers to learn from. Having experience at Amazon, even as an intern, looks impressive on a resume and will help you find employment in the future.

Cons

I don't agree with Amazon's values (poor working conditions in warehouses, tax evasion, etc.).

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Growing too fast, things slipping through the cracks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Coaching.
    Employee Discounts.
    Customers that are appreciative of assistance.
    Opportunity to telecommute.
    Chance to earn prizes and bonus.

    Cons

    Cost of BYOD [bring your own device] far more than communicated and ultimately far less valid given the limited seasonal employment. Probably spent at least my first week's pay covering the cost of working there for 3 or 4 months.

    HR is not very competent. Told I would be hired, then ap lost had to drive across state to another recruiting drive elsewhere to get situation addressed. Also scheduling tools inaccurate - dinged for taking time systems said I had. Also was yanked back and forth on holiday scheduling multiple times daily during holiday weeks as to whether I would be working. Showed up then told I wasn't on schedule.

    Felt training was inconsistent. Great to have it, but some trainers were not very knowledgeable. Lots of valuable time wasted on silly stuff. System errors often caused need to retake tests, and some answers were not current. Tactfully / constructively mentioned errors but not sure feedback was entirely appreciated :-)

    My metrics / ratings were good but not hired on post season at the last minute. Cannot get unemployment because they haven't filed my income with the state. Lost out on a new job because last step was potential employer need to get more than an employment verification. Cannot apply for jobs with Amazon from outside because the system still thinks I work there and need to apply via the internal system.

    Advice to Management

    Growth & taking risks is great -- just don't become the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

    Probably would have rated you three stars while I was there.

    Dropped to one based on how things shook out and how poorly treated after giving heart and soul during holiday peak.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A place where my voice is heard, and I look forward to going every morning."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent job satisfaction (coming from customer focus)
    Very laid back dress code & atmosphere
    Can bring my dog to work.
    reimburse for parking
    Lots of extremely smart people all around me
    highering bar is very high which means people who make it in are

    Cons

    Can get hectic at times - meaning some weeks are difficult and long.
    Some people who don't set boundaries can burn out fast
    Turn over can be pretty high - usually due to moving on and up to better positions, but sometimes due to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware and take steps to combat burn out so the people who are raising the bar are able to continue working at the company.
    Keep doing everything else just as well as it is.

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