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Three years I'll never get back - and no I haven't been fired, I just wanna leave..

Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! (Current Employee)
Dudelange (Luxembourg)

ProsPackage WITH CAVEATS: The stock is pretty decent for the first couple of years, then it overperforms and you're like totally screwed ("it's not our fault we did so well" cry the fat cats)
Some people are really decent and they try super hard.

ConsThe tech is substandard, I mean it's hard sometimes to just get the basics done without raising ticket after ticket
The processes are ludicrous (and - worse - inefficient)
Complete diregard for people's lives - work and social (most of us are pretty young, we need to live a little outside of work - I see little of the 'work hard' ethic)
The salary is poor for such an expensive, dreary place to live

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach guys. It's about time to wake up and smell your substandard coffee: Amazon is no longer a startup but a (tenuously profitable, true) multi billion dollar business thats been around for almost 20 years. Stop hiding behind cool slogans and 'leadership principles' that you don't represent and use as an excuse not to spend money. Grow up. If you can't spend because profits are so poor, then rethink your strategy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok company to work for but if you are for the large scale operations experience

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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


    Pros: experience, smart people, guinness in royal oak Cons: frugality, politics, immutable managers, call center feeling Advice to Senior Management: be less frugal, listen to people No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


    Pros: great product to work for great and passionate people to work… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up Listen… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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