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6 people found this helpful  

Terrible place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager
Current Employee - Program Manager

Pros

Dress code is casual - but that's about the only positive thing to say about the company

Cons

Terrible company to work for. I would not recommend this job to anyone. Attrition is extremely high in management. Work life balance is horrible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Jeff Bezos has no clue as to what's going on in the company. You would think he would ask , why is there such high attrition among managers ?? Either that or he just doesn't care (which is probably the case.) Remember he use to manage hedge funds. Open 7 buildings in one year, then close 4 the next ??? Screwing with peoples lives is not an effective way to run a company !!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    Pros

    The company is still growing strong. The core retail business is taking share in this economic down term. The Amazon web service is picking up and well positioned to compete in cloud-computing. The Kindle is catching the attention.

    Cons

    The company cares about customers, but doesn't care about its employees. A customer can easily send an email to Jeff Bezos for a very small issue, and the employees will be busy working several days just to explain to Bezos. Management rarely shows respect to employees' life. One senior VP was heard saying that he doesn't believe that there is employee morale. The company is religious about data, but not all managers are good at specifying what they want when they ask their subordinates to produce the analysis, and often change directions, which results in a waste of everybody's time. The company is very cheap, and you will understand it when you see the office and the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very important to respect your employees, because unhappy employees will not perform very good service to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great engineers, lots of ownership and control over projects, but constantly shifting upper management priorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager

    Pros

    - The engineers here are the best I've ever worked with
    - Typically you have near complete ownership over projects you work on
    - People trust you to get your job done, and excessive oversight and micromanagement are rare

    Cons

    - Upper management changes frequently, and so do the priorities
    - Our equipment (laptops, monitors, etc) suck, and are frequently on a self-support model
    - There's a lot of different stuff going on around in the company and not very good communication, which leads to a lot of duplicated effort (more than should happen)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Support cleanup efforts to make our code base easier to work with instead of only focusing on new business initiatives
    - Find a way to reduce upper management churn, and stabilize ownership of systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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