Amazon - good company, smart engineers | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

"good company, smart engineers"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Above average pay.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments. One-on-one training is poor. Humanity is lost due to walk-out process.

    Advice to Management

    Each department manager should own their own department in human relations.

There are newer employer reviews for Amazon
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon

See Most Recent

Work at Amazon? Share Your Experiences

Amazon
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or