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"Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
- You WILL learn a lot
- you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

Cons

- The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
- Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
- you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

Advice to Management

Don't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfied experience, learned an enormous amount as Software Engineer college intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many systems and products, so huge opportunity to learn, do anything, and move around. Company takes customer experience seriously, so you learn to be in an environment that can not fail, and must perform. Flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Very independent work, and difficult to learn so many systems at once. Seeking help is difficult because only a select few know the systems, and they're extremely busy.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship and more help on ramp up.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "amazon is a horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Picker
    Former Employee - Picker

    I worked at Amazon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they are just good in price and they treat customer like angel but treat their employee like dirt

    Cons

    this is place is too much pressure to work especially in pick department, they push you too hard to make atleast 100 items per hour and that is impossible to do specially in the pallet land.. they think that you are a robot can walk fast. and number 1 safety rule "no running" but workers are almost get to the point of running so that they can make the rate of 100% coz if you cannot make it they will fire you.. and you get only 15 minutes break, but you have to walk 3-5 minutes to breakroom, they just want you to go sit in the break room and go back your ass to work.. WORST COMPANY TO WORK EVER!!!! they are very bad about calling you over the phone for your termination because they are chicken to see you in person, and sometimes they let you come to work but dont tell you and your badge is not working so you will not get into the gate.

    Advice to Management

    management they need to listen to their employees and lower the minimum rate, before the workers end up hurting therselves just to make a rate.

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