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Fast growing company that should focus on how to manage all the moving parts better

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

I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

* strong work ethic and focus on tangible results
* lots of opportunity to move up or laterally to new positions
* diverse group of employees
* every team must make an annual plan

Cons

* due to high company growth, employees change jobs frequently - and take knowledge with them
* lack of documentation - every project is a "new" project - and doesn't have to be
* business teams are strong - but lack the ability to define the product they want for the engineering teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work with your management teams to learn how to define the critical path for business requirements - and train them to convey this information to the engineering teams.

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    SDE

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Awesome company to work at. Very interesting work. Cutting edge on several levels, surrounded by several brilliant people! Also bring your dog to work!

    Cons

    Its a lot of work, be prepared to work. There are also not too many perks, but I am fine with that. I would just say its more about your work than its about anything else.

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    Software Enginer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Top-notch engineering talent and excellent compensation

    Cons

    Very aggressive, not lifestyle-friendly, very focused on making money, sometimes feels like a Wall Street firm. Not for the long-term unless you can be aggressive day-in and day-out for years and years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a bit, and respect people more

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