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

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

Pros

Coming from MSFT as a Program Manager, I find Amazon's focus on the customer to be an amazing and generally fulfilling experience.
- Generally work / life balance is OK, with peaks and valleys (peaks near launch obviously).
- Salary is better than I had before, so no complaints
- Health is OK (though I had Premiera @ MSFT, so hard to compete w/that)
- Stock is good - for now.

Cons

- Commute is OK if bus, poor if driving (I live on the East side). I do miss the Connector & its WIFI, though I get by with tethering to my phone
- Overall compensation system is confusing -> if I do really well one year I may not get that much @ review time in stock b/c AMZN looks at the overall compensation w/your existing grants included..?
- Promotion model seems to require 100% approval from everyone who can comment (including folks that did not work w/the person).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. seriously consider adjusting the review compensation model -> it's a bit deflating to see an EXCEEDS & strong growth and then get told you don't get much in stock b/c you negotiated a great package up front. Not very motivating to work hard if I'm not going to see much of anything.
2. for SEA workers, consider investing in the PRIME card as MSFT has. when I get to spend time w/my family, having that card is a great way to save money && enjoy a lot of different activities all at the same time.

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    Great feeling being part of an enterprise thats making history with everything it does!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - high density of smart people
    - amazing brand name association
    - good salaries
    - RSUs is a great way to ride the wave of the company's success
    - experience of working in a company operating in multiple industries

    Cons

    - company is still evolving so processes might not be robust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment
    Recognition
    Growth
    Excellent co workers

    Cons

    None as of now. It is great place to work.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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