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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

professional career growth great work place good camaraderie with fellow colleagues
career development advice and good work ethics
everybody is pushing for the same goals centered on the customer (big difference with Microsoft). Promotions are gated by well written promo guidelines with focus on delivery, and impact, not on internal politics. People spend less time campaigning for their own promotions (seen cons). Much better healthy relationships between teams/orgs/people. TOP performers are heavily compensated.”

Cons

Less levels than at MS, hence promotions are farther apart. Most individual contributor job families only have 4 levels (junior, mid, senior, principal) with very few people in the upper two levels.
Big raise on promotion happen less frequently. Average raises for the average people. Most people from MS usually come at one level down (principal -> senior, senior lead to MGR III).

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    A lot of advancement opportunities if you are in "The Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Plainfield, IN

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

    Pros

    Above average compensation, good benefits

    Cons

    Very hard to make a name for yourself if you are not in "The Boys Club". This generally means that you went to some prestegious college with an MBA or are ex-military. If you are not willing to work at least 60 hours a week and have Amazon be your #1 priority you are perceived as a slacker and lazy. There is definite favoritism by upper management. If you do not fit the mold do not expect to be promoted or last long with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time in your managers. Give them constructive and positive feedback on how to get to the next level. Don't treat your manager as they are always replaceable. It stresses them out and causes them to look for a job elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Fairness For The Company

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    Current Employee - Stow in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Stow in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Insurance, stocks, 401k, variety of shifts, variety of departments.

    Cons

    Hot, hard to move up without a college degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more development plans and stick with them to make sure the associates are developing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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