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software engineer

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

great work.. smart people around.

Cons

extremely unrealistic and high expectations, oncall duties

Advice to ManagementAdvice

oncall should be tackled with more care

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Constantly making history

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Very Direct and no politicking
    Customer Obsessed

    Cons

    Constant change of plans
    Work life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Obsessed with growth with no time for their people

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    • 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 (more than an 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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