"In the year I have been with amazon, I have experienced too much territorialism. Responsible parties are slow to onboard outside engineers, even within the same business group. This makes self determination and ownership challenging at best, impossible at worst. I was asked to push untested and even incomplete work for the sake of making a stakeholder look good. Too much self interest in the.management team."
"With my six month experience, I would say the environment and culture in Amazon is great."
"Amazon is reflected by the business culture it has built. Most engineers there agree. It makes sense but it is not what you'd find at Google."
"I interned with Amazon over the summer. It was a great experience."
"A lot of companies will say they are fast-paced, but that is a truly accurate assessment of Amazon. You will be expected to turn around a staggering amount of work in a short amount of time. This makes for a poor work-life balance environment."
"Good place to work overall, unfortunately my team got restructured during the last couple of months of my contract with the company making it difficult to get hired on. This also coincided with a new manager who micro manged and wound up at times costing productivity. This unlike the standard Amazon manager or employee, and should be taken as an unfortunate and unique circumstance that is not conducive to the overall Amazon workplace environment."
"The job and the compensation is not what was discussed during the interview process. The flexibility promised when intial talks were made are not what they seem nor is the scheduling. The ability to move up and beyond has been blocked along the way. Transportation is paid for though!"
"I have worked in Amazon.com during one year, I started working here to try to get the right position for me as new resident in USA, having an SDE background, but I think it can take longer. Amazon.com is an excellent company to work at, good benefits, I recommend this company."
"Great company, love the people, everyone is very friendly."
"It's been a mixed experience, there are lots of good and bads, as all companies. The cons mainly are around the work life balance and hence appreciation for extra efforts that you put. Amazon lacks that value system."
"I've worked in Amazon since last year. Here I learn a lot of technical terms, which is very important for me."
"It's a very nice place to work as an intern. Great collaboration with colleagues. Highly challenging and vibrant environment to work."
"I worked for Amazon AWS during 2013 Summer. It was not a great experience."
"Amazon uses a lot of custom tools to do even the most basic IT job. In that respect if you are a skilled IT person, beware, you will be unchallenged and do very little learning. The pay is competitive if you don't live in California, or near any big cities for IT. Unfortunately that is not the case and the turnover rate in IT shows this, and there appears to be no effort on Amazon's part to correct this issue. They seem content to have a revolving door of technicians."
"Amazon provides a lot of security but as a big company has a lot of policy and logistics in place that can hinder creativity and career growth. Other than process hindering career growth I am extremely happy here."
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