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Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots to learn, Good Work

Cons

Work Culture not that good

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (11)

    "Cult of Bezos: Drink the Kool-Aid and leave your humanity at the door"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At higher levels the compensation is good. The campus location is urban. You are around, generally speaking, many bright well intentioned people.

    Cons

    For a company with $100B in Revenue, the systems and processes are extremely sub par. That translates into a lot of work by people that should be handled by software. Cronyism is rampant. Political backstabbing and positioning is a fact of everyday life. Greediness permeates and poisons an already ugly culture. Employees are in encouraged (expected) to believe that Amazon is so much more than this era's Sears and Roebuck. The human component of management is lost here. People management skills are not developed here like other companies I've worked at, resulting in a lot (a lot) of people managers who shouldn't even be in charge of deciding what's for dinner. Decision making is centralized with the S Team( senior leadership team that meets with Bezos) This means that getting approval, which is delegated to managers in other places I've worked, for simple things takes way too long and impairs business and creates apathy among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Check your egos. Amazon takes advantage of two things: American laziness and American consumerism. Look to companies that have been around longer than 18 years and see what they do right to retain talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Busy.. but exciting work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about Amazon, its scale. Culture is great. hectic but exciting nontheless. I love the empowerment and just do it attitude. Little bureaucracy that I have to deal with and certainly a lot less process and other non value added work

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of time is given to ramp up.. you've just got to pickup and move. Average retention is concerning

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