- 3.0Dec 14, 2013Operations Leadership InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearPhoenix, AZ
- Good benefits package for interns. They gave me a rental car and more than enough money for housing. I strongly advise you to take the housing stipend rather than corporate housing. The salary was sufficient as well, even though this shouldn't really be much of a priority for an internship. - Solid leadership experience. Despite the vast ambiguity of the internship program, you do have a decent amount of responsibilities and power. The interns are expected to lead the hourly associates just as the area managers do.
- Internship program was very ambiguous. I didn't really have any direct tasks and got terribly bored most days. I would walk around the warehouse just looking for stuff to do so I could stay awake. - My boss (an area manager) never really gave me much direction. He was a great guy and really fun to talk to, but just seemed really distracted and didn't know or care about what he should do with the intern. -Long hours. On a typical work day, I got to the FC at 6:45 a.m. and left around 6:15 p.m. And the job involves a lot of walking around, so after almost 12 hours, it does get quite tiring. I lost about 10 pounds over the course of the summer (unintentionally). - By far, the worst thing about Amazon was the overall dissatisfaction of employees. Everyone from the hourly associates to the senior managers around the FC seemed that they just hated their jobs. No one truly enjoyed coming to work and seemed like they had the whole mentality of a "job's a job". Just working to put food on the table. By the way, the 2-year turnover rate for area managers is almost 90%. -The managers are treated almost like the hourly associates, but have to work longer hours with no overtime pay. Since I only worked during the summer, I didn't really experience the true "peak" season. My managers told me a plethora of horror stories about how that's when work/life balance goes to die (12 hours a day, 6 days a week). Overall, it feels like a blue-collar job with a white collar salary. These last two reasons were why I wouldn't take the job if they gave me a full-time offer. It's just not a place I could see myself working at full-time.8
- 5.0Nov 15, 2023Software Developer InternFormer Intern
Great support especially because it was my first internship and they helped me understand all the terms and everything I needed to know
Wasn't much of a community outside of work. Could have had more events and programs where employees could interact and have a space to get to know their fellow coworkers.
- 5.0Jan 10, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSeattle, WA
Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.
You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.3090