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Pure misery - much worse being an associate at a law firm

Corporate Counsel (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsVery competitive salary for Seattle market

Cons- Workload and work/life balance (was even worse than being at a big law firm)
- Inadequate training
- Uninteresting work (get ready to spend your days writing disclaimers)
- Few perks
- Unsupportive environment with virtually no secretarial or paralegal support
- Cramped, noisy and dark offices
- Endless goal setting and review processes that keep you from doing your work
- Dishonest personnel misrepresented the nature of the job and the benefit/compensation packages I would be given during the interview process
- Only 2 weeks paid vacation per year during first 2 years of employment
- Dogs all over the office - if you don't like hearing/seeing/smelling other people's dogs all day, you'll be miserable

Advice to Senior ManagementIf they have any interest in retaining talent, they should try to improve training and support, improve work/life balance, streamline the endless cycle of goal-setting and reviews and generally encourage an environment of teamwork and mutual support. Backbiting and dishonesty pervades throughout the legal department, beginning during interview process and lasting past when I gave notice. It surely is costly to have a revolving door of a legal department, but virtually everybody I know there left, or intends to leave, at the first opportunity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Company of Smart People

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Great attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to… Cons: Having very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a… More
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    Great company if you're a cultural fit

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Rapid growth Strong leadership Lots of opportunities to grow and work on… Cons: None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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