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Fantastic team of go-getters.

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Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Great leadership that sets the tone right with long term strategic bets. You have the platform made available to lead from the front on things you want to change. Lots of opportunity to work on high impact problems.

Cons

The design org is a bit geriatric and the leveling system for career progress is still very flimsy. There is a clearly evident glass ceiling that will easily put off ambitious young designers with keen abilities in a few years. You are expected to put in a "fair" time before you can move up the ladder.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, innovative business, good people

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    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -You'll work with some of the smartest people in the world...literally
    -You'll have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge businesses that are changing the landscape of almost every industry
    -People are cool and down-to-earth
    -Decisions get made quickly, bureaucracy is limited
    -Reputation for poor work-life balance is outdated

    Cons

    -Ugh...tickets. If you need to get anything done, you have to file a ticket, which can be frustrating
    -Things do change frequently, so if you aren't comfortable with change, you may find it uncomfortable
    -Direct culture can be jarring at first
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best company on Earth

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company is heavy on tech savvy individuals. They constantly strive to develop their employees to re-think their current level of thought and learning by challenging them to expand their knowledge base with new means to expand their willingness to "be right a lot." They have a high hiring bar, and those who do meet those expectations work to meet expectations to become permanent employees. Amazon also encourages constant reevaluation of their practices by all employees, in the form of weekly meetings in which a team member can suggest changes directly to the management team. Also, Amazon recruits from a wide variety of disciples, not only technical, which I personally feel is a huge positive.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be difficult at times, but due to the high level and intellect of the employees, it is easily adapted.

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