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Amazon is no longer a teenager. Oh the levels of approvals and top heavy management.

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

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

Pros

Very smart people. Cool problems to go solve for the ecommerce retail products.

Cons

There are many people that will do anything to get the limelight. Save the day individual contributors always looking for that pat on the back to feed their egos. Not a pro female, collaborative environment above a certain level. Consensus building is a skill that is desperately needed in large corporations, but looked upon as weakness at Amazon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As you build your empire, invest in team building skills and management principles. The values at Amazon are the best I have ever seen, but are contrary what you have to do to build a personal empire so that you get your next promotion. With management being top heavy now, you need teams more than ever to survive and most managers at Amazon only know how to be IC's and check in with their directs in 1:1's.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Frugal. That's all I can say

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of experienced engineers on board and there are always plenty of resources to guide you if you need help.

    Cons

    One's experience varies team to team. My manager didn't seem very interested in making sure employees are happy. I communicated with my managed for less than an hour during my entire stay at Amazon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to consider looking after their employees before the company gets out of control. Being frugal is okay to a certain limit but I think they cross the line a lot of times.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard have fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Good quality work with the opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    work atmosphere can be tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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