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Working at Amazon in Seattle, WA: 227 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Seattle, WA Area

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On average, employees in Seattle, WA at Amazon give their company a 3.6 rating out of 5.0 based on 227, whereas overall Average Rating of Amazon is 3.9 out of 5.0 based on 752 Amazon Review Ratings. The happiest Amazon employees in Seattle, WA are Software Development Engineers submitting an average rating of 3.8 and Operations Managers with a rating of 4.3.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 698 Amazon Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.6
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.8
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"I've worked for this call center for about three months now, and I have to say it is one of the most positive environments I've ever worked in. Everyone here is so helpful and fun to be around. The work itself can get a little stressful but that comes with any job. The work can also be rewarding. Ultimately I'm really happy with where I work."
Posted 7 years ago in Winchester, KY

Working at Amazon in Seattle, WA: 227 Employee Reviews

Product Manager

"I've been at Amazon for four years. I think Amazon is a great place to start a career and learning how a business is run in a fast paced high pressure environment. Some of the brightest minds, scientists, engineers, and managers work on Alexa. However, work-life balance and total compensation is notably on the lower end compared to other top tier tech companies. While Amazon is certainly "Customer Obsessed", I don't think that it has done enough yet to "Strive to be Earth’s Best Employer.""

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"The company is amazing and has a good exposure to the vast culture and different aspects or fields to explore. I like how the company is fast growing and is in almost all the fields of business. Amazon Business is a marketplace for businesses of all sizes. It looks and works very much like regular Amazon -- only it offers access to "hundreds of millions" of business products from "hundreds of thousands" of business sellers, according to Amazon."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Amazon (752)

4.4 Highest Rated in this Industry is OSI Consulting (5)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is American Food & Vending (7)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,364)
Amazon Employee

"Amazon is an extremely tough place to work. Their corporate staff seldom get raises over and above their predetermined bump up for their first four years, even if they are a star performer. Be prepared to work very long hours. The environment is extremely competitive and cut throat! The promotions are few and far between and they prefer to hire from outside the company. This makes for a very difficult environment. They believe in sink or swim mentality. Be prepared for 65-90 hour work weeks every week!"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"Due this pandemic situation I was laid off from my previous job on April 2019, thus I have started to work for Amazon Colombia as a Virtual Customer Service Representative since September 2019. Even if this work is not on my field (Civil Engineering) I have learned a lot of leadership skills and how to manage people. It has been a good time working on it, however I would like to keep growing in terms of my profession as an Engineer and looking for new experiences."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"Worked there for several years. Was excited to start at Amazon. Once I got in I started to see things that were concerning. First thing I noticed is every Friday I would get several emails from people saying it was there last day and leaving Amazon. I was told the attrition rate was normal. I said NO not this rate is not normal. Then you start to see how most people are given more and more tasks and no raises. Then if you don't fit in or someone does not like you, you get a big target on you. Maybe even get put on Amazons famous "Pivot Plan" That is so awesome. This is a plan that usually has made up lies. Amazon rotates through employees at a crazy rate. Don't go to Amazon thinking of a career. If you are smart you will go to a company that cares and wants to retain good employees."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
SDE

"You need to work here at least once!"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"I have worked at Amazon since 2017. I started from the bottom packing boxes and worked my way up in the world of finance. I believe if you are determined you can go anywhere in this company, but the ask of you will be enormous."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Amazon Employee

"I've worked at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, WA for 5 years. I've had the opportunity to work for really smart people, a lot of opportunity for career growth, and I'm always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. The culture is quick and hard charging. You are always working in relevant and meaningful projects. There are really well run teams and very badly run teams. The experience for most employees is all over the board, from really run low operational load teams to teams where people burn out after a year. Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. The strong survive and the weak perish (metaphorically speaking) and the 'bar' is constantly increasing. The level of performance that would have been acceptable five years ago will get you canned today. It's a kind of crucible that'll help you develop a harder edge, if you can survive, that can serve you well in your career and in life, but it's often not a pleasant experience. Work/life balance is extremely difficult to find. I wouldn't recommend it as a place to work for just anyone. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Amazon Employee

"They will challenge you, but not push you too hard to meet deadlines. Some overtime may be needed to meet deadlines at times. Agile work environment, and good people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Development Engineer in Test Intern

"I worked in prime video team at Amazon. My manager was great and supportive along with my mentor. Also, I got help from my very talented teammates."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"Its a very large company!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Operations Manager

"I worked for Amazon for six years and enjoyed learning key strategies that enabled me to be successful in learning and growing a business oriented frame of mind that helped me to excel at my position within the company."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Summer Intern

"Currently, I work as a bioinformatics research associate where I analyse spatial interaction between tumor and immune cells. My research goal is to find predictive markers to better existing immunotherapy treatments. Last semester I made a project that enabled ordinary people understand clinical notes. I identified hard to understand text using reading reading scores, expanded them using wikipedia definition and then finally condensed text using SOTA summarizer. Such a tool would be extremely helpful in developing world where doctors do not have enough time to explain every detail to patients. Last semester I made a project on drug discovery and detecting sequential patterns across dosage levels & control time using convolution network. Please find more information here. Previouly, I worked as a Data Science Intern at Amazon where I evaluated their customer service chatbot, MessageUs. My work uncovered faults in the architecture that prevented customer from reaching desired help page."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Software Engineer

"In Amazon, you have to be a very proactive and driven individual to be successful. You need to ensure you are at the top of the game, fulfilling your expectation daily, and keep asking for feedbacks to be improved. Don't expect that the manager will do this for you."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Amazon Employee

"Amazon is a shark tank. If you have a great deal of confidence in yourself AND are willing to make you work the #1 thing in your life, this is a fantastic place to be if you can get in. If you are not able to check both of those boxes, the experience will likely be miserable and/or short-lived."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

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