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The unending barrage of work and stress are poorly mitigated by one retention method - monetary compensation.

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

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

Pros

Working at large scale, service oriented architecture, operational effectiveness, resume experience.

Cons

Dev ops percentage higher than actual development, high pressure, poor work-life balance, unfairly biased towards single employees without families.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More transparency both internally and externally, particularly with the open-source community. Amazon highly leverages open-source but rarely contributes anything back. The stack ranking system of performance reviews leads to unfair competitive practices, internally within the company. This needs to be overhauled. Stop throwing money at people to keep them in jobs they don't like. That satisfies short-term needs but does not work towards the long-term with regard to employee retention. Too much focus on business growth in terms of market share but less on product features that add customer value and contribute to customer retention. Far too little time and energy spent on developing employees, which is one of the supposed core leadership principles. Other leadership principles such as ownership are often a demonstration that some teams and individuals don't do their job, resulting in someone else "owning" it and being rewarded while there is little to no accountability for the lack of ownership that lead to someone else taking it on.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not Worth It

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Carlisle, PA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary, some nice people, lots of change, mangement open to ideas.

    Cons

    Expectation is to work long hours, weekends and holidays. Starting salary is nice but yearly increases are extremely low. Some managers take the fact they work for Amazon.com as a green light to be rude and arrogent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on ways to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    my experience at amazon was good

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    good salary is the pros

    Cons

    hard work is the cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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