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Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

Cons

petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

Advice to Management

grow up and act like responsible leaders

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Going on 7 years...

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do try to keep morale up with company parties and picnics, individual groups also have frequent outings. Good benefits, health, life, local transit. The longer you work, the more vacation you get...tops out at 4 weeks per year.

    Cons

    Lack of resources is pretty common--do more with less at all costs even late into the night.

    Advice to Management

    Trying to advance your career path shouldn't have so much red tape...it should be easier for individuals to try out new groups and opportunities.


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