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17 hrs ago

Email Marketing Specialist – new San Francisco, CA

· Design, write and test email campaigns for lead generation and event promotion. · Manage the workflow and schedule for U.S. email campaigns…

30+ days ago

Big San Francisco, CA

AWS Support provides global technical support to a wide range of external customers as they build mission-critical applications on top of AWS…

30+ days ago

Business Analyst San Francisco, CA

In San Francisco we own and develop Amazon's core digital music experiences such as the Cloud Player music locker and the MP3 Store, which has a…

30+ days ago

Lead Sales Development Representative San Francisco, CA

As a Lead Sales Development Representative, you will create a great first impression for our prospects and customers through timely follow up on…

30+ days ago

Senior Cloud Technical Account Manager San Francisco, CA

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…

30+ days ago

Enterprise Productivity Solutions Architect San Francisco, CA

· Work with customers to deploy enterprise productivity solutions that leverage AWS services · Work with other AWS teams to drive enterprise…

28 days ago

Sr. Technical Program Manager San Francisco, CA

Envision being able to leverage the resources of a Fortune-500 company within the atmosphere of a start-up. Imagine a place where ideas are born…

30+ days ago

Senior Android Developer San Francisco, CA

“Amazon Music, part of the, Inc. group of companies and is an equal opportunity employer.” #MusicJobs Qualifications 8+ years of client…

30+ days ago

Back San Francisco, CA

You are highly-motivated and thrive in an environment where problems are open-ended. You enjoy engaging in passionate discussions with smart people…

30+ days ago

Software Engineer in Test (Systems Support) San Francisco, CA

Amazon Music is looking for a talented System Software Development Engineer (DevOps) to be a part of our testing team. We're looking for someone to… Reviews

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    Come for the brand; leave for your sanity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at full-time (more than a year)


    Grade-A talent - by far the smartest people I've ever worked with. Engineering is on par with Microsoft, Google, and Facebook
    Product recognition - Everyone knows Amazon.


    Work life balance is extremely poor. Go into this with your eyes wide open. This is a serious Amazon culture problem that doesn't just happen to other people.

    High attrition rate - the average employee tenure is around two years. This is because the signing bonus is paid over a two year period.

    Excessive culture of meetings - Developers and managers alike will find themselves in 4 to 9 hours of meetings a day. This is no exaggeration. Meetings are considered the insurance policy of communications. Something hasn't been said if it wasn't said in a meeting, to a group of people that were listed as attendees. (Case in point: this review isn't official unless I invite you to a meeting and have you read it in my presence.)

    Promotions are extremely difficult to maneuver. You're better off leaving and rejoining in order to move up a level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is for Jeff Bezos and nobody else:

    1) The weekly CPR meetings ends up consuming days of effort just to prepare status. It's killing productivity. You know this.

    2) Adopt Agile

    3) Stack ranking is hurting the company. I've seen great talent get pushed out because of favoritism. What a shame.

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