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9 people found this helpful  

Everything I hoped for and feared

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Product Management in Seattle, WA

Pros

The culture is remarkable here - this is a company that truly abides by its leadership principles. Two in particular stand out. Customer obsession: If you believe that building great products and businesses starts by understanding the customer and committing to solve their goals, you will fit in well. Ownership: If you do your best work when you feel like a business owner and want to have the freedom to dive in, you will fit in well. If you don't match up with either of these statements, you won't succeed.

Cons

Is the workload a lot? Sure - solving big problems with customer focus takes focus and determination. Expectations are high. Amazon hires the best and then expects the best from its hires. In my experience, the workload is consistent with other top tech companies that want to win.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good senior leadership, and great customer obsession

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II

    Pros

    The company really is obsessed with the customer. There are a lot of really challenging projects inside the company that are a blast to work on and you get to be around a lot of really intelligent people.

    Cons

    Frugality being a core value sometimes comes at a cost. There aren't many company holidays or vacation days for employees. The work-life balance is definitely tilted more towards work. Deadlines are often tight and goals are very big, causing lots of late nights.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Roller coaster of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant
    Current Employee - Process Assistant

    Pros

    Opportunities to influence change are abundant. Continuous change, so if you don't like something...just wait around a bit. Lots of OT during the holidays.

    Cons

    Long days. Can be stressful depending on your position. Lots of OT during the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be as transparent as possible...it allows your associates to accept change easier.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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