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Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, stable company to work for

Cons

Little ability for upward movement

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  1. "SDE Intern"

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

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work on Android.

    Cons

    Manager was a little harsh and least understanding.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great on resume, rising stock, but often chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good brand name
    Located in downtown Seattle, which has many bars, malls, good if you are young and single
    They front load your pay with bonus and stocks
    Above average people to work with depending on the department
    People do get things done, strong bias for action

    Cons

    Could be a cultural shock to new people, no1 speaks during the meetings and they may find faults in the doc such as formatting, rephrasing English, rather than on the meat of the content.
    Its a sink and swim culture, you are pretty much on your own without any direction.
    Everyone seems to find fault with others, finger pointing is encouraged.
    Sometimes managers don't know what to expect of PM/TPM etc
    Very less focus on code quality.
    People tend to work backward based on preset dates, without taking into account if the date is achievable, resulting in either poor quality or missed deadlines or both.
    Many projects get cancelled and reorgs happen often, some people get affected during reorgs especially if they are not SDEs
    Leadership principals will often be used against you even if they may be contradictory, especially for new hires

    Advice to Management

    Its as it is hard to hire employees, with the imaginary bar. It wouldn't hurt to try retaining employees. Trying to push employees in lower 10% even when they have performed is not a good idea.

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