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Business Analyst

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working 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

great product to work for great and passionate people to work with

Cons

All directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had) Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

Advice to Management

Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care Do not reward arrogance

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  1. Helpful (10)

    Does not hesitate to over-work employees...

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Smart people all around keeping you on toes. - Culture of thinking out of box. - Tough milestones to achieve promotions ... extracts the best out of the employees. - A transparent internal job transfer to suit an employee's choice.

    Cons

    - pathetic work-life balance. - in the name of frugality , they do some cheap and mean things like choose a facility in the remotest corner of the city where facilities are cheap. - the job offer letter misleads almost every employee...in the sense that the stocks given to an employee is considered every year during appraisal and the increment in salary will be in inverse proportion of stocks vested, so if lots of stocks gets vested , the company won't give you much hike even if you are a top performer. - Hard to get recognized for good-work but fast enough to get criticized for an error. - Have a history of Lay-off at trifle error.

    Advice to Management

    An employee's work ownership does not make the employee a work-horse which can keep running without any pause. Learn to recognize key employee and try to make them happy , after all they are the ones which keeps your company alive.


  2. Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    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

    Good Compensation Opportunity to work on great open source technologies Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them) You can disagree with you manager

    Cons

    Your manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do. Very poor work life balance. Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution. If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates. Be practical, not egoistic. Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.


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