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"good company, smart engineers"

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Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There are many smart engineers. You can expect to learn a lot from them. People collaborate with each other well.

Cons

The career path is limited. Not very comfortable situation for people to work. The average leaving time is around 1.5 years.

Advice to Management

The whole company is software/website oriented. They do not care about who are working on it. Engineers are merely tools in managers' eyes.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Difficult job"

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    Current Employee - Stow in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Stow in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Turnover is high.
    Just got air conditioning this year, most difficult job I ever had.

    Advice to Management

    cross training would be a plus, treat employees better


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Creative People Beware...especially in Kindle Marketing Org"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -moves at the pace of a start up
    -you to get work on projects that are seen by mass audience

    Cons

    -micromanaging managers
    -way too much work on too few people
    -executives who second guess their decisions
    -team members beat down and overworked who do just enough to fly, unseen, under the performance issue radar

    Advice to Management

    Bring in managers who have experience in the creative industry of advertising and storytelling.

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