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Kindle is a company unto itself.

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The people are intense and intelligent. They like to have fun, and they work hard. Kindle has autonomy to do a lot of things first, so innovation is rampant.

Cons

The team you are on makes all the difference. If you are on a team that is not well-managed, you are in trouble.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fight for the ones that you find valuable. Sometimes that means allowing people to transfer early.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fun , Fast Paced, Hard Work, make History

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    Current Employee - Facilities in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Facilities in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work is you apply yourself, fast paced

    Cons

    Pay is typically on the frugal side for opportunity and skill set. High Demand work, High Volume of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OLR Process is terrible, Skills training within the company needs to be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The retention in this company is really low and there are good reasons for that

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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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Smart people, although most of them leaves the company in ~1.5 years from their arrival.
    2. Be part of big projects.
    3. The compensation is ok.

    Cons

    1. Bad management.
    2. On-call rotation in most places.
    3. Parking isn't free for employees.
    4. Very hard to get promoted.
    5. Noisy work environment.
    6. Very low retention rates.
    7. Poor work-life balance (I remember more than one month that I've worked more than 13 hours a day and on weekends for the entire month).
    8. The company isn't enthusiast about applying it employees for a green-card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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