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19 days ago

Manager of Hardware Devices

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

As a Manager in Hardware Devices, you will lead a team responsible for Kindle hardware device development. You will engage with Marketing, Product… Amazon.com


15 days ago

Hardware Engineer

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

As a Hardware Electrical Engineer, you will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products… Amazon.com


23 days ago

Principal Software Dev Eng.

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

· Design/Architect major application software and developer user experience solutions on emerging platforms, Java, C/C++, Android, and Linux. · Lead… Amazon.com


16 days ago

Sr. Product Manager

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

As a Senior Product Manager, you will help define and build digital products and applications for Amazon.com. You will participate in developing the… Amazon.com


16 days ago

Programmer Writer

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

s, developer guides, and detailed API documentation. To be successful in this role, you should be comfortable reading and documenting Java or native… Amazon.com


20 days ago

Executive Administrator

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

As an Executive Administrator, you will work in a team environment, build effective working relationships inside and outside of the group, while… Amazon.com


15 days ago

Operations Program Manager

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA +2 locations

The Operations group is looking for an individual who wants to work on a business that is growing at a rapid pace. We are a critical part of the… Amazon.com


28 days ago

Software Development Engineering Manager

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile devices like the Kindle family of products… Amazon.com


23 days ago

Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

Amazon's Kindle Ad Products group is looking for exceptional software engineers. This group was formed in 2011 to manage the special offers and… Amazon.com


15 days ago

Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Amazon.com Sunnyvale, CA

The Senior Hardware Design Engineer is the lead engineer on a project execution team. You will be responsible for the… Amazon.com


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    Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others

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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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