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9 people found this helpful  

Great people, great reputation

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

Pros

They take care of their employees with good benefits and often stock options. The Amazon motto of "Work hard, Have fun, Make history" are always displayed, and they make an effort to create a productive atmosphere that is both serious and lighthearted.

Cons

The large scale of this company can sometimes be daunting. The interview process was exhausting and tough. Be sure to follow up. It also can feel like they cycle through temporary workers quite often. So if you are full-time and the other associates around you keep changing, it can be a bit frustrating and disorienting.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Customer-centric at the expense of employee-centric

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    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Principal Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - High caliber of employees
    - Wide range of responsibilities expected of everyone
    - Good compensation
    - Fast-paced environment

    Cons

    - Work overload. No boundaries when it comes to working nights, weekends, and any time you may want to have a non-Amazon thought. This is after 12.5 years in 6 different departments.
    - Cut Throat - the culture there is intense, and not for the fainthearted. Since there is a strict policy of cutting the bottom 10 percent per year, it creates an environment where managers are _looking_ for someone faltering.
    - Customer-Not employee-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Chill out.

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

    Amazon is set up to be an amazing company, but must only live and breath them at all times.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Assistant Level III
    Current Employee - Process Assistant Level III

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company itself is always growing and therefor always room to advance, in theory. If the culture is actually held up like it is supposed to, then nice place to work. The stocks are very nice as well! If the company ran how Bezos dreamt up, I would never leave.

    Cons

    Upper management can be very difficult to work for and lack the understanding of the bottom man because a lot of them are hired from the outside and have never done the job. Depending on where you are at the pay can be lacking sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower people, they will make you or break you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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