Amazon.com Program Manager Jobs & Careers

Hiring? Post a Job
574 job openings Back to all jobs

Show:  All Results Last 7 Days
5 days ago

Program Manager

Amazon United States +4 locations

BPR Program/Project Manager Have you ever thought about what it takes to detect and prevent fraudulent purchases… Amazon


27 days ago

Sr. Technical Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA +3 locations

• Drive the technical infrastructure and business roadmaps and schedule for these programs and work with… Amazon


19 days ago

Engineering Program Manager-Accessories

Amazon Sunnyvale, CA

As a Engineering Program Manager-Accessories, you will work closely with an internal inter-disciplinary team to… Amazon


7 days ago

Senior Technical Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA +4 locations

· Responsible for driving technical solutions with services owners across multiple teams. · Responding to escalations and policy related questions… Amazon


27 days ago

Legal Records Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

Legal Business Operations is hiring! Come join an amazing legal team in designing, developing and maintaining our records and information governance… Amazon


22 days ago

Principal Technical Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

Ideally, the T/A will have hands-on experience using AWS (or can learn quickly) and have excellent communication skills to share his/her knowledge… Amazon


22 days ago

Oracle Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

It is an exciting time to be part of Amazon’s growing Global Finance Systems (GFS) Business Applications team. Finance and Human Resources ERP… Amazon


28 days ago

Learning Technology Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

The Learning Technology Program Manager will define, create, configure and support the learning technology… Amazon


16 days ago

Sr. Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA +2 locations

The Amazon Global Program Manager will create and manage innovative international business solutions. The… Amazon


20 days ago

EHS Program Manager

Amazon Seattle, WA

The North American EHS Program Manager will be responsible for partnering… ergonomic practices into operations processes. The NA EHS Program Manager Amazon


Amazon.com Reviews

3,489 Reviews
3.3
3,489 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
2,418 Ratings
  1. 265 people found this helpful  

    Make sure you know exactly what you're getting into

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The name will precede you. This company can legitimately be called a "Disruptor" and perhaps even a world-changer. Customers love it and it's amazing to watch it all unfold at times. It's a pleasure to be even a small part of that.

    Even low-level employees are given some ownership, more than they might in some other places. Processes like the customer service andon cord demonstrate this.

    Pay is mostly good, with some caveats (see the Cons section).

    You will learn a ton. You'll be put through the ringer, but will emerge stronger for it. It's been said that a year at Amazon = two years elsewhere. That's definitely true. You'll learn business, supply chain, tech, retail, you name it. You're surrounded by smart people who challenge you to grow constantly. That was one of my favorite parts about working here.

    You can bring your dog to the office, dress code is casual, and South Lake Union is a fun neighborhood to work in. Seattle is stunningly beautiful in the summer, too (if you have time to enjoy it, that is.)

    Bezos is one of the few CEOs I've seen who earns the glowing reputation. He's a genius and a visionary. It's exciting to work in his company, though the thought of what will happen when he moves on is also a bit frightening.

    Cons

    "Work-life balance" means different things to different people, so I'm not going to say it's bad here per se. That said, long hours are the norm at all levels across the company, and usually that's required and expected just to keep up. Expect 60 hours as your baseline year round and 70 or more during Q4. You should expect that your time and mental energy for kids, hobbies, etc. will be extremely limited. Plan accordingly. Whether this is a negative will depend largely on the individual; just ensure you know where you stand on this before you sign an offer letter.

    That Amazon is a massive company with tons of smart people at all levels can actually be a huge negative. You might be a solid individual contributor, but so is absolutely everyone else - and you're all fighting for the same attention. It can be very hard to stand out, and you have to ensure your manager and your manager's manager know what value you bring at all times or you're toast. (You may still be toast regardless.) That means politics, backstabbing, and stack ranking do occur, despite some claims to the contrary. People definitely look out for themselves and themselves alone here; it's not a collaborative environment. It's also very easy to get the sense that you are a highly expendable cog even if your contributions bring significant value to the company. Plan to fight for yourself hard here, and be prepared to not get much acknowledgment or praise. Even if you do prove yourself well, know that advancement opportunities are limited. Most transfers in my observation were lateral, with big new hires being external. I've heard that the strategy of many people is to do a few intense years of lateral moves which can then be leveraged into a higher position at another company.

    Compensation is a mixed bag. Salaries are just average, but you get a huge signing bonus and stock which vests in strange increments over four years. Since the average employee lasts less than two years, you will not see most of that stock and you may need to repay some of that signing bonus (usually awarded over two years) if you leave or are pushed out. Raises are very, very small each year - your salary will not substantially increase even with a good review. Most people work startup hours, so their effective pay rate is pretty low. Additionally, the company espouses frugality as a core value. While this can be a positive, it also means they're downright cheap on some things, including hardware. Employee perks are pretty much nonexistent, and that's compared to most big companies and not just the Googles of the world. Benefits like health insurance and 401k match are mediocre at best. No free Prime accounts. No paid parental leave; moms get disability and dads get zip. (As in zero. None.) I did mention earlier that this isn't the most kid-friendly company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's great to work at a place that highly values customer experience, so please keep that up. Work on your compensation - it's not competitive when compared to other tech giants. If I'm going to work as hard or as much as I did, at least I'd get free haircuts and food and massages at Google. Hell, even some paid paternity leave would be a start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO