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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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).

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (4)

    Leave amazon alone if you're not a workaholic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -decent pay & signon bonus. -Big company, talent teammates.

    Cons

    -unrealistic project schedule, but manager don't think so, they think devs can solve all the problems in a short time. Managers don't care about devs. -teammates are very aggressive. -oncall is horrible. you're paid as SDE but you're also doing the job as SDET and support engineer

    Advice to Management

    Slow down a little bit and do a better schedule, if you're not coding, please take some time to rethink if some features are realistic for the devs. Try to be nice to non-native speakers, we're human not machines.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Investigator Specialist Chinese Language

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist Chinese Language in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist Chinese Language in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation: A lot of talents in the company Lead ahead: A lot of rich resource knowledge and learning opportunity, you will grow with the co. and benefit the sucess Management: Productive, efficient, skillful, problem solver

    Cons

    Management: Micro management, electronic monitoring, poor communication Long hour: if it is not a torture-land it is a slavery camp. It is hard to balance family and work. Data Driven: Twist your arms and get the job done. Core value: misuse company core value on everything Change quickly: Decision was changed all the time, you begin your doubt about what is going on

    Advice to Management

    The manager should stop using people for new ideas, and later throw people away like an old shoes.


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