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Stressful

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Former Employee - QA Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

Fast Paced, work on interesting and complex projects. The computers and equipment were newer. Free Happy Hour on Fridays

Cons

Managers are disrespectful. Yelling seems to be acceptable behaviour. No clear goals to be measured against. People from other departments are hostile and don't want to work with other departments for the common good. The yelling from the manager killed off all 7 contractors. The lead developer would yell over the slightest issue. It was later discovered he was fired from previous job because he couldn't get along with anyone.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get manager's with some social skills. Yelling is not going to get you heard. Communicate changes in a respectable manner.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Through the meat-grinder

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The company has some amazing engineers and a few good development managers. They'll provide nice new Macs for work as well.

    Cons

    Impossible to advance with the limited number of grade levels; senior management really doesn't want people to be promoted to any of them. Very high turnover of SDEs. Give serious consideration to not working here if you are mid-career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest that you only want mercenaries; if you set this expectation early, people won't expect to be able to grow their careers and won't leave so quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good experiene

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant  in  Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Plainfield, IN

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good schedule, generous personal time, great benefits

    Cons

    High turn over, It is too easy for inferior employes to survive the initial trial period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    require more respnsibility from the Associae

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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