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Great place to learn, contribute and grow.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

Challenging problems from real world combined with Amazon scale makes most scalable solutions obsolete in few years.
Pace of development is fast.
Each employee is a leader and an owner. Its great to be among people who are constantly improving things because they want to and not because they are asked to.

Cons

Oncall support can be bad.
Work life balance, growth, etc - A lot depends on your manager. I am lucky to have a good manager but not everyone is.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to ensure the culture doesnt dilute as you hire more and more new people. Also the hiring bar seems to be going down. Its not as much fun to work with mediocre people.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    FC Warehouse Associate.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Coffeyville, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Coffeyville, KS

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

    Pros

    The pay was fair compared to local competition.

    Cons

    Heat was a major issue. There was also a pretty sharp lack of respect, but that was not universal. My immediate area manager was fantastic, but most of the time you'll be sent to departments you weren't hired to work in with little to no training and then be hounded for not making the same numbers as that departments highest output workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the people on the floor. I know they tend to be highly reactionary and don't know the finer reasons for the decisions that are made, but they know how things work best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Lots of hours, bad shifts, but great company to be a part of.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazon is a revolutionary company and tons of growth potential

    Cons

    Long hard hours of walking around for 12 hours at a time. Tough physically and mentally. And ZERO training for a new manager leaves you feeling stranded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAIN! Management needs to understand more about the entire process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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