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Very growth oriented.

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Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician  in  Nashua, NH
Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician in Nashua, NH

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

Pros

Stock compensation plans are generous. Managers push you to develop to your full potential and beyond and will support you. Very family like culture and if you make or exceed their minimum requirements when you first come on board, you do have a real opportunity for success. Amazon deeply appreciates anyone with solid leadership abilities. They aggressively seek to recruit military personnel and will take seriously any genuine recommendations for improvement even from their lowest level associates.

Cons

There can be a lot of hard work with little time to do it in. Work life balance can be very challenging. Amazon practices a lean culture but it is at times a little too lean to the point where resources are not available achieve goals. They also focus a lot of relocation so if you really want to go far in the company, don't expect to settle down in one geographical area for many years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing while still recognizing that at the end of the day family is what life is all about.

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    Customer focused, not employee focused

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    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn what it really means to be customer centric.
    Company is much less bureaucratic than other large tech companies.
    If you are smart, motivated, single and have no other commitments you can succeed.
    You will learn a lot and ship a lot. It is true that 1 year experience at Amazon is equivalent to 2 years at any other large tech company.

    Cons

    Company is customer focused, not employee focused. Management does not care about you as a person. If you have kids and your wife is working, then Amazon is not for you.
    A lot of churn in many groups. Plans, designs and everything else changes all the time. You have to be good at handling such churn.
    A lot is expected from you. You need to be able to handle a lot of stress, be great at multitasking, and should be available round the clock (e.g early morning meetings with Europe and late night meetings with teams in India).

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    Middle management is trying to achieve ambitious goals through brute force instead of coming up with creative solutions.

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