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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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    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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    A lot of stress has been taken off my shoulders with this job.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Haslet, TX
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Haslet, TX

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

    Pros

    -The benefits: All in all, the benefits are definitely fantastic.
    Holiday pay is awesome.
    Management is unbelievably down to earth and understanding to any issues that may occur. They are here to help you succeed as they say. I have never came across a job as helpful as Amazon in terms of caring for their employees.
    They are huge on safety policies and will not let you work in unsafe conditions/environments
    The opportunities to grow within this company is outstanding!

    Cons

    I have notice some cases of "favoritism" between management and employees.
    The rates can get difficult especially on those bad days.
    Sometimes, the system will glitch and I would have to really work tough during these glitches to keep my rate up.

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