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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Opportunity to work on systems on massive scale

Cons

There is no work-life balance for SDEs at Amazon. You are expected to respond to issues 24/7

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Challenging and Fast Paced - Great training ground

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    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager, Vendor Management in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    great place to learn about retail, fast growth environment, high caliber colleagues, gold standard of e-commerce

    Cons

    not employee centric, not concerned about retentiona

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start paying attention to employee retention to avoid brain-drain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic training ground for business management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    In a business management role, you'll have a high level of autonomy and potential to make significant financial impacts immediately. They will give you an extraordinary amount of responsibility right away because the company is growing faster than they can hire.

    Cons

    Very stressful having to answer questions from upper management all the time on your business' performance. Data reporting systems are rudimentary, so you'll have to learn how to pull your own data and process it, which can be very time consuming. Also, this isn't the place to go if you like to receive positive reinforcement regularly. They won't recognize your work unless you do something groundbreaking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest heavily in better data reporting infrastructure. Consider putting more emphasis on a culture of mentorship and positive reinforcement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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