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You can only be sucessful if you are single and want to work all the time

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Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Innovative, opportunity to impact changes easily, exciting fast paced environment.

Cons

They do not recognize results or hard work typically. They seem to promote and value the managers that spend the most time at the facility. Hours are extremely long for a manager. Typically 10-14hrs a day depending on the time of the year. The intensity of the environment in addition to the hours in impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Amazon is a great place to work but offers NO work life balance. The level of daily intensity required in addition to the long hours are unacceptable. You will lose talented employees if you cannot remedy this. I would have stayed with the company if I were single and didn't have children only.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, high salary, not always nice

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rock solid core business. Exceptional growth and cool projects all around. Good middle management and excellent Senior/Top management. Smart SDEs all around.

    Cons

    Oncall system. SDEs are asked to carry on the pager in an oncall rotation. Depending on the team your are can be OK or truly a nightmare. Nightly call if you work with an Indian team and live in Seattle. Scrum is heavily adopted and keep the peace very very high and intense. Happens that the projects are more workarounds than real fully designed solutions as there is no time to focus on the solution. Scrum makes the due date your enemy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening SDEs for new ideas as you already doing. Move away form the oncall stuff, hire support engineers and make the SDEs happy. Free lunch would be a nice perk.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunity with disparate work/life balance and recognition

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Role changing versatility
    Rapidly growing company

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Lack of training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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