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only cares about customers, employees are treated with very little respect

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Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

talented co-workers
name recognition
you can learn lot of cutting edge technology
moderately good pay

Cons

only cares about customers, employees are treated like dispensable commodities
unfair promotion practice, political; management will invent reasons to not give raise or promotion
zero work life balance
hard nosed behavior is encouraged in the name of leadership principle
pager on-call duties can be really painful sometimes
zero respect for engineers, no training, poor documentation, sink or swim environment
extreme frugality. you will not find anything that has " calorie" in it if you are hungry. only coffee or tea, the coffee maker runs out of coffee sometimes and they don't bother refilling until next day

Advice to ManagementAdvice

treat your employees as customers too
fire most of those useless dev managers. they don't add much value other than making the engineers' life measurable

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Had the opportunity to learn many different job functions, I loved working there for the most part,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    - 401k, stock options, benefits

    Cons

    - poor management, unfair promotion practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership at my job site was not great. Management was highly qualified, but did not do their jobs well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company work culture reflect its slogan

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    1) Good work
    2) Enough opportunity
    3) Good Salary

    Cons

    1) Focus on only Work
    2) No Family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beyond work, if they can provide some opportnity for selfdevelopment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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