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Great people, Okay Job

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

You have a sense of personal accomplishment, the job is not difficult, there is good pay for the work done, and there are reasonable advancement opportunities.

Cons

Monotonous work with customers who are often ignorant, irate, or both can leave you drained; you begin to feel as if you spend your whole life at Amazon or worrying about Amazon or buying things from Amazon.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Growing so fast that middle management is poor

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Startup feeling in a company with tens of thousands of employees
    A great community especially in Seattle, outside of Seattle in other offices the feeling is a very stark difference to the Amazon culture (could be a con)
    Lots of projects, sky is the limit!

    Cons

    The company likes to promote within for middle management but does not commit to training these managers to be good managers. Managers rarely can be an individual contributor and a manager effectively at the same time however there does not seem to be the same focus into bringing management on par with the ideals of Amazon. In the last couple months I've been told don't worry about the customers, be selfish, the team doesn't need to know why you are making these decisions, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a strong look at the course of the company and remind middle management to stop changing the bar to suit their needs and twisting the leadership principles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast pace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many smart and hardworking people and infrastructure is well development/organized

    Cons

    High operational workload and work/life not well balanced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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