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30+ days ago

DCEO Area Manager

Amazon Ashburn, VA

We are seeking an energetic Data Center Manager to serve as a technical resource within Amazon IAD data centers. The position will help ensure… Amazon


30+ days ago

Amazon.com Data Center Area Manager

Amazon Ashburn, VA

We are seeking an energetic Data Center Manager to serve as a technical resource within Amazon IAD data centers. The position will help ensure… Amazon


4 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Indianapolis, IN

. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment Centers (FCs… Area Managers to balance labor ensuring that you are operating a balanced… Amazon


5 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Cambridge, MA

. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment Centers throughout the… the day to meet the overall building objectives. • Partner with other Area Amazon


17 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Breinigsville, PA

. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment Centers throughout the… day to meet the overall building objectives. • Partner with other Area Amazon


7 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Plainfield, IN

Area Manager At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric… , and driven people. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment… Amazon


17 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Whitestown, IN

. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment Centers (FCs) throughout… the day to meet the overall building objectives. • Partner with other Area Amazon


4 days ago

ICQA Area Manager

Amazon Charleston, TN

quality, inventory accuracy & service. • Partner with Area Managers & Operations… Amazon


26 days ago

Area Manager

Amazon New Castle, DE

. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment Centers throughout the… day to meet the overall building objectives. • Partner with other Area Amazon


30+ days ago

Area Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

Area Manager At Amazon, we're working to be the most customer-centric… , and driven people. Amazon is seeking Area Managers for our Fulfillment… Amazon


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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The experience for software managers and engineers 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. You can generally expect that anyone who's been here for more than 2 years is competent and motivated or they wouldn't have survived. You can count on them as long as your priorities are aligned. There aren't many slackers here, and they don't survive long.
      - We work on so much stuff that there's always an opportunity to find amazing cool stuff to work on (note that it's an 'opportunity', one that you have to pursue)
      - A chance to make a huge difference
      - A place where you can learn a lot about all kinds of things, both technical and about yourself
      - Amazon encourages high mobility - even your manager can't prevent you from moving to another team within 6 weeks (normally, more than a few months under unusual conditions).
      - Your friends and family have actually heard of the place you work and have at least a vague notion of what Amazon does without you having to explain

    Cons

    - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that.
    - 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.

    I wouldn't recommend it as a place to work for just anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a certain percentage of employees that must be put on performance management isn't a data driven criterion) and it's not frugal (effectively forcing an individual out of the company in one division who would make the grade in another is either retaining someone who doesn't meet the bar or a waste of talent). The goal is to force managers to actually make the hard decisions about how their team members compare with each other (not everyone can be exceptional), but it has more defects than virtues. Replace it with a common comparison of each person against the bar for their position, based on data. The percentages that are assigned to each performance category will turn out how they turn out, but there will be an evaluation mechanism that's fair and frugal.


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