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Product Manager

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Steep learning curve. You will get a chance to influence products that are being used by millions. Experience looks good on your resume.

Cons

I would not recommend MBA's to join Amazon. There are a few roles out there which offer good experience but overall I would say 75% chances are that you will get disappointed with your experience. Talk to your colleagues (software and product) before taking up an offer. The company is very political in director level and up. Contrary to what some say, I have experience it first hand. Smart people in the company are typically not good manager and still get promoted.

Advice to Management

Company is growing, pay attention to the cultural shift. It will to too late to change otherwise. Folks come here to work on the cool products but not for the company.

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  1. Keep on getting out of bed and getting to work 10 minutes early.

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    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Customer centric and employee friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough time for training for longtime employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and always give your voice to the company.


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    Is not the company I joined six years ago

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - QA Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Technology driven at the core 2. Guaranteed to work on hard problems 3. Get to impact the customer 4. Really smart people

    Cons

    1. Long, long, long work hours 2. Will impact your family life 3. QA field is still treated like second class citizens 4. No long term carrer prospects in QA field 5. Has become too political, where who you know makes more difference in your carrer growth than what you do

    Advice to Management

    Start looking into long term carrer prospects for QAs in Amazon. They seem to be leaving in droves


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