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Great company to work for...

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

There is a tremendous pool of talent working for Amazon. Anyone joining the company will be able to make a contribution from day one, while being able to take on responsibility early on. The opportunities for personal development are many.

Cons

The base pay isnt great. The share package seems attractive, however, you salary increases and incremental share grants take into the account the shares which you have already been issued, so in reality, there is no upside if the share price outperforms.

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Amazon UK is doing really well, keep doing a great job. Make sure you pay your staff in a manner which reflects the unfortunately location.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Great place to work if you're motivated and independent.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Cape Town (South Africa)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Amazon keeps its head down, ignores market sentiment and innovates quietly and continuously. They build large, complex software systems that solve interesting, real-world problems. All decisions are driven by the customer experience, often at the short-term expense of the company, since they have a mature, long-term attitude to return on investment. Employees are encouraged to be owners and there is little micromanagement -- if you're driven and competent, you have a lot of creative freedom and autonomy. They take complaints and concerns, even from new employees, seriously. You can, and are encouraged to, politely challenge any decision by your peers or superiors.

    Cons

    Amazon plays its cards close to its chest and it's frustrating not being able to talk about exciting products and other interesting stuff that goes on inside the company, particularly when recruiting. Frugality breeds creative, cost-effective solutions but can sometimes be taken too far. Development centres outside of the US can be treated as second-class and are sometimes overlooked when it comes to resources.

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    Treat non-US employees with the same respect as US employees.

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  2. Amazon: Demanding, but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great culture; Dynamic environment; Technically sophisticated; Metrics driven management; The company genuinely cares about customer satisfaction; Leader of the space the company is in; great set of people to work with;

    Cons

    Long hours, relatively poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think through the career growth opportunities for various positions

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