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Pays well, but works you hard

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Tons of room for growth. Strong company.

Cons

Management likes the high amount of employee turnover. LONG hours.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Better for the customer than for the employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon Services, a sales organization, is fast-paced and data driven. Be prepared to learn a lot and learn fast, or come already equipped with your MBA and cutting edge knowledge of retail, web, technology, and the intersection of all three. There is a direct line between performance and achievement, and for the most part it is a fair meritocracy. They are hiring many positions and growing fast. If you have a great idea and can prove its potential with data and then demonstrate its success with data, you will be a rock star.

    Cons

    Amazon is not generous with it's employees, either for salary or time off. Stock and bonus are great but tied to your length of employment. Keep in mind that the average employee only stays here 1.8 years and to reap the full benefit of bonus/stock you have to be there for more than 4 years. This organization within Amazon is very rigid in terms of the hours you work and being on site almost all of the time. Work/life balance is nearly non existent for anyone who wants to succeed in this culture. Most employees are in their 20s and 30s and there is a strong preference for young MBAs willing to put in 80 hour weeks. No matter what job you have, you will be required to also demonstrate proficiency in business writing and data capture and analysis.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture employees with more training. Match funds for charitable giving. Create policies that support flexible hours and work from home. Increase base salaries rather than tie up earnings in length-of-employment bonus and stock. Focus on retention, not just hiring.

  2. Amazon is awesome

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture and people

    Cons

    their policy of being frugal

    Advice to Management

    give more perks blah blah

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