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"Pretty good working environment"

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Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

People are really nice and helpful.

Cons

No free coke. And no free food.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Learned a lot, but difficult work environment"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I meet and worked with some very smart people. And I was able to learn some cutting edge technology. Salary was decent.

    Advice for new hires: negotiate as much of a salary, hiring bonus, and stock as you can before accepting an offer. You will not get much for your yearly raise.

    Cons

    Dev Managers rule the company. Their decisions will trump other people's feedback.
    The company promotes those that are technically gifted, but then provides no support to make them good people managers.
    Raises were small (less than cost of living) no matter how you performed in your review.
    You will work 60-80 hours a week.
    Work environment is extremely fast paced and you will have to deal with "fires" daily.
    Very little work perks or benefits.
    Amazon knows people don't typically make it four years with the company. So the bulk of your stock payout will occur during years 3 and 4.
    In the department I was in manager retention was low. It was not uncommon to have multiple managers in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Start looking at your employees as long term assets. Provide training for managers so that they can manage people properly. Get rid of the forced distribution stack ranking for yearly reviews - it's demoralizing.


  2. "This is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Decent Pay. Climate controlled warehouse so it is never to hot or cold. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours, working 10 hour days and standing on the concrete floors all day is kind of hard on the body but you get used to it.

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