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"Work that matters"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work on real problems in real time
Work with very intelligent people
Very good pay

Cons

Some have bad experiences with work-life balance. I did not have any problems with this, working 7-8 hours a day.

Advice to Management

The frugality can scare people away at times, but it seems this is becoming more lax.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Prepare to work your butt off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and challenging problems every day.
    I get to work alongside and learn from some of the smartest people I know.
    There are so many ways to have a big impact on millions of people.
    A chance to participate in history.

    Cons

    Its really challenging to keep a good work life balance here, and that seems to be by design.
    It's a bit of a chaotic environment and isn't always the easiest place to get things done.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "A good alternative to Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Downtown Seattle location is very nice
    Challenging Work
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    Poor work environment (open floor)
    EXTREME Cheapness (to the point of not having the tools to do jobs efficiently)
    Insane security requirements and legal involvement
    Hard to hire necessary workers

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that some jobs need quality equipment and sufficient resources.
    Authorize more contract workers

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