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amazon web service intern

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

Great environment. Grow fast. Perfect for fresh grads

Cons

No cons in my intern

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Putting people through the wringer

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    Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Content Editor in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good and there are lots of opportunities for career development. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is nonexistent. Workload is constantly ratcheted up without adequate support. Salaries are just average. Vast, bureaucratic organization includes a lot of careerists acting in nobody's interest but their own - lots of defending turf.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a reason so many Amazon employees burn out after two or three years. Workload demands are simply not realistic. I'm tired of losing co-workers to places like Microsoft, where they can make just as much money and have evenings and weekends to themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Has great people
    - Helpful coworkers
    - Has great location and food (South Lake Union)
    - Easy atmosphere with a playfulness not found at most corporations
    - Casual and unique culture
    - Cute dogs EVERYWHERE and friendly owners
    - Overall fantastic environment

    Cons

    - Still a big corporation
    - Management can be overwhelming at times, i.e. micromanaging
    - Seniority and position does hold power (as it should), but is sometimes abused
    - Hard for entry-level candidates to get in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chances to entry-level candidates! You do an excellent job growing them; why not grow them from the beginning?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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