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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 a 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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    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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    Talented corporation with a vision for the future

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Bright individuals who are always winning to go the extra mile to solve the problem at hand. Innovative company with teams in various departments (from outdoor gardens to appstore) who always put the customer first.

    Cons

    Work, life balance is non-existent. Expect to stay late and work long hours - however, you will be compensated for it. Very frugal company so do not expect free lunches or extra benefits.

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