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"Great Learning Opportunity"

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

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

Pros

Amazon provided a great atmosphere to work. Really talented group of people to work with. A good place to intern and learn from some really smart people. Interns are treated as full time employees and given enough independence.

Cons

Too much work load sometimes.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Zero work/lif balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Other companies love to hire people with Amazon experience as they know they are overworked but smart and know what they are doing.

    You'll never work with smarter people.

    Corporate is dog-friendly.

    Cons

    Zero Work/Life balance. Instead of hiring 1 person to do the job of 1 person, they hire 1 person to do the job of 3 people. It helps eliminates a potential for layoffs, but doing 3 full-time jobs is absurd.

    Internal promotions require tons of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees as potential hires - if you would hire them on at a level higher than they are currently, expect someone else to give them that promotion if you won't.


  2. "Fast Pace, a lot of work, poor work/life balance but good pay and innovative thinking"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Middletown, DE
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Middletown, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best minds you will meet work here... It is very face paced and demanding. The pay is good and job can often feel rewarding

    Cons

    Sometimes too face paced where it becomes unorganized. NO work life balance. Prepare to work long hours, extra days and work from home with no sympathy given and family life out of order. Because of this it is a higher than normal attrition rate at all Fulfillment centers

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better balance. The attrition rate is horrible and needs to be addressed

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