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"great if you are hardworking"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great people. great tasks. a perfect place to master technical skills

Cons

work takes major part of your free time

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Disdain and contempt for candidates does not equal Customer Centric"

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

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

    Pros

    free pizza weekly; some good co-workers that want to do a good job but get bogged down in sending crappy candidates just for numbers stake not because they remotely meet the bar for the role.

    Cons

    The disdain and contempt that interviewers have for candidates is overwhelming and embarrassing; managers miss calls, reschedule at the last minute or want to talk to people on the weekends....guess who gets the call from the irate candidate on the weekend? They talk about leadership principals and finding the best of the best but they pay crappy, have mediocre benefits....nickel and dime you on stocks that cost you coming and going. Throwing paper at the managers of unqualified candidates who have never been contacted is like a 3rd Party Agency mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Get better tools so recruiters do not spend so much time in between 3 systems; reporting for reporting sake is stupid; capture actual data of results versus throwing paper at managers. Finally have people in leadership roles that have actually recruited with these systems; having a director who has never recruited makes no sense as they have no understanding of recruiting and what good quality recruiting is.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Seller Support Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Seller Support Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Seller Support Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, great networking opportunity to move to other departments within Amazon. Opportunity to learn valuable career assets.

    Cons

    ambiguous work environment, constant changes

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