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"It all depends on your team"

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Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon is like a company of companies. You will have different experiences depending on which team you work on. I say this because, I interned at Amazon twice... on different teams. You can't judge the company as a whole when it comes to your work experience. Also, your manager is very important, when it comes to dictating your experience at Amazon.

The general pros of working here:

-So many smart people, you will find a lot of diversity here as well.
-Interesting projects and products that they have
-Great salary, relocation, and starting bonuses
-Working from Home is an option, as long as you get your work done
-Lots and lots of different technologies used spread through different teams
-You can come in to work late... How late depends on team of course.
-You may get invited to free fun events! ie: Free food, sports, etc. (very team dependent)

Cons

-Work-life balance can be pretty bad. I've had experiences where people get to leave early or late. It depends on the person and how much work is assigned to them. Also, of course, their skill level
-A lot of tasks are assigned to you
-On-call can be hectic, this is team dependent, some teams have a easier On-call experience then others...
-Code base might be outdated, and annoying to work with
-You may plateau in learning, depending on what your team does, (Maintenance vs Creating)

Before joining Amazon, try to look into which teams are generally good and which aren't. I won't lie, that is, most of the teams tend to get bombarded with work and stay at work late.

Overall, it's a nice company to work for.

Advice to Management

-Lower the work load, make employees more happier.
-Measure each team's work load and try to make team bigger if it's too high.
-Add overtime salary for people that have to stay late
-More fun events for all teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Great company with many opportunities if you're willing to put in the work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, plenty of opportunities, fun work environment, easy job, competitive pay, good personal growth, ample time-off policies, promotions come bi-annualy.

    Cons

    Company is very strict on safety, can be easy to get lost in the pack when it's time for promotions, raises aren't all that much unless you have been with the company for some time. takes time to get noticed unless you are very driven.

    Advice to Management

    Need to spend more time developing employees and working on promoting from within.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sometimes the pay is not worth the stress."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Cayce, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Cayce, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the job duties the compensation is satisfactory.

    Cons

    leadership, work-life balance, managers dont always listen to new ideas that associates have.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with associates and listen to ideas.

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