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"wonderful experience"

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Current Intern - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Good salary. Great housing benefit. Free Rental Car. Nice city and people were really helpful. The project I was doing for my intern was challenging.

Cons

The working space is really narrow and dark. Felt some kind of depressed in that environment. No free food and the restaurant were either really bad or highly over priced.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Challenging, no-nonsense environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're surrounded by bright, creative people, from diverse backgrounds. Truly a global company, focused on hiring the best candidates from around the world. All-hands meetings teach you about various areas of the business, and the CEO always shares bits of wisdom, followed by open, virtually anything goes, Q&A. Great stock benefits, if you can hold out through year 3. Open environment where constructive criticism is valued. You're typically empowered to run your own space.

    Cons

    When Amazonians start to believe their own press, they can make bad decisions. Many strong referrals are rejected via bar-raiser arrogance, to the point that you no longer want to sponsor references for fear of a bad candidate experience. Too much time is spent finding the "bad" in good employees during annual rating exercises. Time would be better spent in making their great employees even stronger.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the focus on the customer, but improve your focus on the employee. Your culture, that was once strong, is being diluted through massive YoY growth. Don't add to the problem via attrition.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not for the sane"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of diversity in tech to pursue
    Downtown Seattle Location
    Dogs in the work place
    Potential big rewards as the stock price increases

    Cons

    Dysfunctional leadership
    Misplaced priorities
    Hiring practices that keep teams way too lean
    A review system that is designed to accentuate the negative


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