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13 people found this helpful  

Fun environment, many opportunities

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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 for less than a year

Pros

The pay is good, and there's a great work environment there, with many chances to prove yourself. There is a constant push to advance your career, and you are given many opportunities to succeed.

Cons

There are not nearly as many perks as working at a place like Google. Above the base salary, the only other good perks is the stock units, which is pretty standard at any big company.

The atmosphere of frugality goes too far sometimes, as it can be hard for an SDE to even get a second monitor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Loosen up some and give your trusted employees the same kinds of perks that other top-notch companies give if you want to be considered a top-notch company

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding work for a great company. They need to focus on employees for next stage of growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Lots of ownership in work product
    Restricted stock units
    Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Can be very competitive
    Not a lot of training or feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help people to grow in their jobs. Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What You'd Expect from #1

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -You're working at the #1 online retailer in the world, thus many of the projects you work on are truly meaningful and rewarding.
    -You're working with tons of other passionate, overachiever, type-A, business geniuses who genuinely care about the success of the company. Lots of employees are loyal Amazon customers and are working to ensure that the company continues to provide great selection, prices, and customer service. I learned so much from my colleagues, and they inspired me every day.
    -The new campus is a great working environment. There are tons of dining options nearby, in a variety of price ranges. Parking (if you can land a subsidized spot in a garage) is pretty affordable, dogs are allowed in the buildings, which makes for a relaxing midday break, lots of offices have views of the water, the Space Needle, or the mountains, and there's easy access to downtown, Capitol Hill, or Queen Anne.
    -Compensation is top-notch. You work hard, yes, but Amazon compensates handsomely in return for all that stress and 60-hour workweeks.

    Cons

    -Amazon can be a pressure-cooker sometimes. It's often extremely stressful, especially during Q4. Plan on having your work email and calendar on your smartphone, and plan on getting urgent emails from upper management in the evenings, weekends, during holidays, you name it. You're expected to be unofficially on-call 24 hours a day.
    -Advancement here is notoriously difficult, especially in the lower-level jobs. I've known dozens of employees who spent 5+ years in the same job, even with excellent reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I think Amazon is a fantastic place to work, especially for those hired on as mid-level or senior management. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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