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Vender Flex PA

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Fast moving from tier 1 to tier 3

Cons

does not promote from within hardly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

look for managers closer within the building

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Beware of Digital Products (specially if you have to work with Lab126)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Acceptable work/life balance
    - Career opportunities OUTSIDE of Digital Products very promising,... if you are allowed to transfer out

    Cons

    Please keep in mind that these comments apply to Digital Products in Seattle working with Lab126.
    - Complete lack of leadership, vision or direction from "leaders" in Lab126
    - Minimal to no feedback, promotion opportunity or decent, constructive review from management (again, management being in Lab126)
    - No career advancement opportunity. Peers in the Sunnyvale/Lab126 office will have significant advantage just for being "local" to management
    - HR in Lab126 is aware of issues in her organization and chooses not to do anything about the problems, effectively sacrificing and derailing careers of very capable individuals. HR and management in Seattle seem to have their hands tied or chose to look the other way. VERY unfortunate!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept that you are brilliant engineers and take individual contributor roles. You, the company and the products you work on will truly excel. Leave management (or individuals as well as programs) to capable individuals. You are not a decent manager and definitely not a leader!
    If you don't like your teams in Seattle, do not sacrifice them in OLRs. Instead, work with them (or better yet, allow a good manager or a decent leader) to work with them to transfer to other parts of the organization so they can deliver value and you don't have to work with them.
    Yes, you have talent. No, you are not a leader!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    AWS

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging, collaborative work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Interesting work that's on the forefront of the field. The customer-centric culture leads to steady innovation and quality products that are always improving.

    Cons

    Some teams have a rough on-call. AWS seemed a bit less laid back than some other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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