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21 days ago

Sr. Manager Data Center Operations

Amazon.com Ashburn, VA

include: · Be the focal point for any issues within the cluster and drive SLA improvements to all the services · Ensure the IT Datacenter… Amazon.com


21 days ago

Sr. Manager Data Center Operations

Amazon.com Sterling, VA

include: · Be the focal point for any issues within the cluster and drive SLA improvements to all the services · Ensure the IT Datacenter… Amazon.com


10 days ago

Sr Manager

Amazon.com Herndon, VA

will include building and managing a highly talented proposal management, technical writer and… Amazon.com


16 days ago

Sr Systems Manager

Amazon.com Herndon, VA

A successful DevOps Manager joining the team will do much more than manage infrastructure, tools, and people. They will be leading a team that builds… Amazon.com


18 days ago

Sr. Business Development Manager

Amazon.com Herndon, VA

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace team is looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to join our fast-paced team and help build… Amazon.com


18 days ago

Sr. Software Development Manager

Amazon.com Herndon, VA


 · Hire and lead high caliber software development talent and create expectations/key deliverables for our software development process
 · Deliver… Amazon.com


24 days ago

Sr. Technical Account Manager

Amazon.com Herndon, VA

In this role, you will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use of Amazon Web Services (including… Amazon.com


15 days ago

Director Software Development

Amazon.com Seattle, WA

The successful candidate is one who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a strong understanding of core software development and algorithmic… Amazon.com


12 days ago

Software Development Director TRMS

Amazon.com Seattle, WA

Amazon.com is looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and technical leader to join the Transaction Risk Management Services (TRMS) organization… Amazon.com


21 days ago

Director of Software Development

Amazon.com Seattle, WA

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can provision… Amazon.com


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    Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others

    • Comp & Benefits
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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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