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Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

The compensation is good, the working environment is excellent, and you are surrounded by motivated, intelligent people.

Cons

The commute can be a pain if you don't like in SLU. Long hours and extreme productivity are always expected but there is nothing wrong with that and part of the reason the company is so successful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are dogs all over the campus. How about kids? On site day care would be a huge benefit to your employees.

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    Your experience highly depends on your group

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Chances to work with brilliant people on products impacting millions of customers.
    Lots of interesting challenges.
    Potential for high visibility projects.

    Cons

    Teams can vary greatly across the company, and many will suck you soul. That said, there are a lot of amazing opportunities elsewhere in the company.
    Hours can fluctuate wildly. If you're working on a key product, your work/life balance may get destroyed periodically.

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    Engaging, interesting work with incredibly smart people - sometimes it's overwhelming but it's always exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Incredibly interesting work even for an administrative role
    - Global exposure
    - Inner workings of a company building an ecosystem
    - Good communications
    - Company culture expects high amount of research, data-driven analysis and written assessment (1 and 6-pagers) which leads to great discussion, vetting and decision making processes
    - Regular process changes are made using Kaizen principles
    - Relatively flat organization in terms of its size. Anyone at any level can speak up and is expected to.

    Cons

    - Incredible workload, and expectation for you to manage your balance of a workload that is always too much (this is almost a pro as it teaches you a lot, but man it gets tiring)
    - Response time to senior management inquiries is typically expected within 24 hours. This can lead to scrambling and poorly summarized responses at times, but there is an expectation to speak up if you don't think its done well enough
    - Work life balance is hard for parents, but this is probably the same at any technology company. 24 hour global operations lead to full inboxes day and night.
    - Some basic company systems are sorely in need of enhancements to scale

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    Ensure the link between our incredible technology innovations and our own company systems

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