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Amazon - For the fast and furious

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

At Amazon the perfect is not the enemy of the good. It's a place where one can produce good work quickly along with a plan for incremental improvement that moves toward perfection.
Lots of resources means that although Amazon may be behind in an area; when the business sees that something is important, it can ramp quickly to the status of parity and even as a pace setter. Lots of ownership. Lots of latitude to resolve ambiguity in creative ways. RSUs are super! Relocation! Cash bonus at signing! Royal treatment during recruiting!

Cons

Siloed. Managment by project sometimes makes people managers of project managers. As a result, it can be hard to get support for personal development.
The pace of work is often too fast to deliver the "highest quality". So rework is often required.
Leadership principles are excellent as a guide, but could use improvement in consistent execution. More time should be spent developing people and modeling the leadership principles and core competencies.

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Positive Outlook
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    Terrible place to work..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    10% off on Amazon products..

    Cons

    What do you get when you combine the retail mindset of Amazon with the hubris of Microsoft? AWS!

    From top to bottom, this company drinks Bezos koolaid so much, its scary.. For example, why are there 13 leadership principles? When someone asked that, first he got stares from everyone in the room, then the official answer was "that was Jeff came up with"..If you go any further, you are not "Amazon caliber" hire..
    You are not supposed to use Powerpoint at meetings. Why? Jeff said so..
    You are encouraged to rat on everyone else in your team. There is even an official process for that via surveys..
    The first thing you will learn is how to avoid a lawsuit..
    Just read how they treat folks that works in their warehouse before you join AWS...

    There are tons of good options in technology.. Why waste your time with this zoo?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Wharehouse Associate  in  Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Wharehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA

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

    Pros

    Company is very competitive as far as wages and benefits. They offer good hours and regularly offer overtime. They treat everyone fairly and getting hired or promoted is a sinch if you work for it. I have never worked for a company that has such a strong culture on saftey and customer obsession. They do a good job at giving credit to the associates and put them in the spot light.

    Cons

    The building is a bit far from my home. The hours are a little outragious during the holiday season. The H.R. department is a little lacking in the overnight hours.

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    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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