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Encourages "just do it"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

Pros

A great experience if you want to make a difference ay a major corporation. Employees can diretly impact the business and the company encourages you to "just do it". I've been a long-time employee and i my whole career has been at Amazon but feel that i have had ample career growth opportunity.

Cons

It can be extremely stressful. New fire drills daily and work-life becomes hard to balance. Managers shift frequently making it difficult to maintatin consistency in terms of career. Seem to spend more time preparing reports and summaries than i do on fixing the actual poblems i'm reporting on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more in marketing and research. We are a product-led company and this need to be balanced by investing more time into research whether the money we are investng in are indeed the right opportunities.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for if that's all you want to do.

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

    Pros

    Extremely smart people and a fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. HR Group was pretty dysfunctional, with adversarial interactions vs. team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead your people. Drive your people...not into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Employees are challenged on a daily basis. Decisions are made quickly and people are willing to listen to new ideas. People work hard and are passionate about what they do and how it benefits the customer. Amazon consistently hires very intelligent, motivated, and ambitious employees.

    Cons

    Constantly changing priorities and goals. Unpredictable work schedules. Some company objectives are in conflict. When everything is important it is sometimes hard to figure out which tasks to push out and which deliverable you'll be asked for next. This can generate a lot of stress and uncertainty. Managers usually rely on employees to figure out what is most important because they don't always know what's expected next either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clearer about goals and priorities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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