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An exercise in becoming the best

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

Pros

The high standards expected of all employees ensure that if you ever choose to leave, you will never be stuck for further employment opportunities; Amazon wants you to be at your very best.
The ethos that Amazon promotes on a daily basis is an infectious one. The core Amazonian principles such as "Customer Obsession" are, in my opinion, easy to buy into and set the bar for other companies.

Cons

The flip-side of these high standards is that working at Amazon can be quite stressful, the job can be life-consuming. If you want to succeed at this company you have to be prepared to fully invest yourself.
The company, while it offers a competitive wage, needs to be more competitive in other regards to up the interest among potential employees. Other big names such as Google and Facebook promote a very appealing work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try not to smother employees with frugality. Leaving employees to pay for the single fussball table in a large office space starts making frugal look like a synonym for stingy.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Now I can design and implement cloud computing services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Network and Systems Engineer  in  Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Computer Network and Systems Engineer in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the best and unique cloud service in the world

    Cons

    very busy with work and stressful job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be friend with your staff dude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Obsessed with growth with no time for their people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Marketing  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Online Marketing in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is very bright and driven so you never need to carry anyone - they'd get fired long before that
    Career progression - you can move around easily and change job functions which offers a lot of opportunity
    Customer focus - they genuinely put the customer first which is rare for a company this size

    Cons

    Culture is very stressful - most people work evenings and weekend. There's no work-life balance, even at the more junior levels.
    Management are poorly trained and over-stretched.
    Tools are clunky and frustrating - they don't have dedicated analysts so you have to pull your own data from multiple sources.
    Too much admin at all levels - even MBAs and past consultants are given crap tasks to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time reshaping the company into what it should be 15 years down the line. Currently it's still working as a start up with dodgy hacks and patches, no policy and little structure. This can't be sustained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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