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Company Culture
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Growth Opportunities
3.3
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Posted 10 years ago in Seattle, WA
Software Development Engineer in Test Intern
in Seattle, WA

"Great project results, terrible manager."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"You can learn a lot of communication and technical skills."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It must be the last choice for any software development engineer."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"The judgement was unfair, the resource for working is messy and inconvenient, and the working environment is horrible."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Managers should have their own judgement, to be fair please."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Area Manager
in Columbia, SC

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Amazon paid the managers well. The opportunity to grow was great."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask a lot of questions before you sign on. It is important because you will have to work an astonishing amount of hours."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"The hours were outrageous. There is no work-life balance. There seems to be no way to switch from night shift!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Create a better description of the way the company actually works before you sign on!"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Forklift Driver
in Goodyear, AZ

"I went in to Amazon with no work and expire and left with great experience."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Everyone at Amazon was there to work and also willing to help each other out."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"For advice with an Amazon interview I would just say to be yourself. They want you to be just you and yourself, no one else."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"One thing I didn't like was when some of the new dock crew would come in trying to run things their way."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I personally don't have any suggestions; they ran everything in such a good manner."

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
Test Manager
in Seattle, WA

"Awesome."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"People are great and work is amazing. It's fun to work here."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Prepare well for the interview. It's not easy to crack the interview in this company."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"There is nothing I don't like about this company. This is an amazing place to work for."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management is very awesome here. People and managers in this company are great."

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
Area Manager
in Shepherdsville, KY

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I felt empowered by Zappos to lead our team and make a difference in the facility daily."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have examples of projects that increased efficiency and the net gains achieved."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Senior leadership is way too inconsistent in the direction given during transition from Zappos to Amazon."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Do not simply forward messages with see below written. Send out communication with the why included, and not just the what, so that area managers can communicate the value of decisions to the team uniformly."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Buyer
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I liked the great culture, atmosphere, freedom to try, and the pay was nice."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Amazon is a great company, but Seattle is grey and dismal 7-9 months of the year."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I disliked the many levels of red tape above you necessary for advancement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get more experienced merchants, as there are too many book people bosses."

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
Packer
in Nashua, NH

"You have to be one of them to fit in."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I learned how to work the bar code scanning system, which I didn't know before I worked there."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Try to ask as many questions as you can and get as many answers as possible."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I disliked the hours that they made us work, which were 7 p.m. - 3:30 a.m."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to get everyone to try to work together as one unit."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
EDI Analyst
in Seattle, WA

"Amazon is a great organization, and their EDI continues to grow."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"The work is exactly what I thrive on. The peers within my group are excellent, diverse and professional."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Interviewing is a fairly lengthy process. Be prepared for interviewing with people directly in your group, adjacent to your group, and a few who are unrelated to your group."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Many managers are just getting started and have room to grow their management of employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Value employee feedback. When employees express a concern, heed it rather than work against the employee."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
QA Engineer
in Seattle, WA

"Overall it was an enriching experience, both personally and professionally."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like everything, including work culture, talent pool, work environment, and growth opportunities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be confident and execute your skill set. Ask questions and be proactive."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Sometimes one may feel overloaded as the work continues to pile up, and hiring becomes slow because of high hiring bar."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire more people to meet team demands. Hiring rate needs to be improved."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 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 5 / 5
Warehouse Associate
in Chattanooga, TN

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like the people I work with at Amazon Fulfillment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"As far as the fulfillment center goes, they will hire any moron as long as he has a high school diploma."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I dislike the very long hours of doing the same monotonous thing over and over."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest shorter shifts and more breaks for warehouse associates during high temperature weather."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Economist
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like the challenge, insight, data analysis, business intelligence, estimation, inference, data mining, machine learning, and econometrics."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Study Amazon leadership principles, and structure your interview answers around them."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"There is too little time to work on everything I am expected to do - work for three, whereas some do not work for one."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Micromanage less, optimize workload better, prioritize, have more respect, and be more flexible."

Person You Work For 2 / 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 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
HR Assistant
in Plainfield, IN

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like the good pay, good co-workers, innovative company, supportive team, and great benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very enthusiastic about customer service. Have ideas, and be innovative and aggressive with your goals."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"It is a very high-stress and demanding pace. There is never a lull, and there are always 10 projects going on at once. I never feel like I am doing my best at any one thing because I am distracted by other responsibilities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't throw so many projects on at once. Work with employees to find strengths and weaknesses."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like the big problems and smart people. It's challenging, and it never stops."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know your stuff, and don't be afraid to just try something."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"It's not a generous company; we lack perks, and they don't send us to neat conferences."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Recruiter
in Seattle, WA

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"There are many things that I really enjoy about Amazon, namely, the fact that you get to work around some of the most intelligent people, due to our high hiring bar. I also love the fast-paced environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The successful candidates will be able to articulate their ability to think big, deep dive, and deal with ambiguity during their interview."

What don't you like about working at Amazon.com?

"Believe it or not, the technology is lacking around our tools. Additionally, my situation of being stuck in a role that I am not passionate about for rotation/exposure purposes without the ability to reassess my situation is a letdown for me."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Things are fast-paced at Amazon. Sometimes doing things quickly just for the sake of doing them quickly does more harm than good."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Web Development Engineer
in Seattle, WA

"Amazon is a nice place to start your career."

What do you like about working at Amazon.com?

"I like the brand name. I like the leadership principles and work ownership where we are free to do anything; just make sure things get done."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Whether you are a software engineer, manager, or a UI developer, they focus a lot on data structures."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There are a lot of meetings, seriously, a lot. The management should cut that down a bit."

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