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4 people found this helpful  

Work hard, have a huge impact

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

+ Your work will likely be seen and used by millions
+ Fantastic company values that people actually care about
+ Great co-workers and transparent management

Cons

- Fairly stressful environment
- Monthly on-call rotation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Frugality shouldn't mean it's not the default to have the best tools for the job (dual monitors, newer computers) even if it's possible to get these things without too much trouble. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A place where integrity and intelligence meet ingenuity and creativity to make customers #1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn, grow, innovate, create, and make history. You have an amazing opportunity to do some amazing things here.

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better. They still joke about "owning" you after you become a blue-badge. Working OT is expected and basically a "norm" to survive the pace. Typical work week can be 50+ hours if there is a lot of deadlines to meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better about organization wide changes and business direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    And I quote, "if you want to have a life, you shouldn't work at Amazon."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Dogs in the office; Tom Douglas restaurants on campus; buildings have gorgeous views

    Cons

    0 work/life balance; expectations aren't shared; little to no pride in the company or job; high turnover; review system seems designed to fail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees work better when they feel inspired, and when they can sleep soundly at night without having nightmares about work (whether that's being fired or just disappointing management). Expectations for each job should be shared freely, not only when the employee is going through performance coaching due to a poor review. It needs to be easier to be promoted, and a few perks (free Prime, for example) wouldn't hurt...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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