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Fast growing company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than a year)

Pros

customer centric, fast growing, agile

Cons

ops load high, old technology

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give more resource to build better software

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Don't plan to stay for the long term

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - good experience in managing complex projects and having a lot of responsibility
    - people
    - exciting growth

    Cons

    - very difficult to develop career. company would rather hire externally than promote within
    - new hires are typically compensated more than tenured employees for the same job
    - company moves too quickly at times, considers all problems fire drills. only have time to put out the fire rather than solve the core root cause.
    - continued lowering of benefits and perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your tenured employees the same opportunities as new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A masochists dream culture...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a company very true to its Leadership Principles which makes it a fairly transparent culture in that way. The teams are passionate about what they are doing and able to continue creating excitement. You get to work with smart and creative people. Amazon had great brand recognition and has a mostly positive reputation with consumers. They aim to please and most of the time they're right on target.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance whatsoever, expect to work a minimum of 50+ hours a week. You're nights and sometimes your weekends cease to belong to you.
    Don't expect any praise, ever. The reward for a job well done is the demand that you improve quickly with higher expectations.
    The culture tends to be very confrontational. Expect to be yelled at even for things which aren't your fault.
    You will wonder on at least a weekly basis if you're going to be fired.
    Politics are encouraged and you better come out being right.
    Strangely, for all of the talking, sometimes you get the sense that the management believes communication is for the birds. The management spends a lot of time in meetings but they don't seem to be talking to one and other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Skip level reviews should be performed regularly. Work-life balance is important and it can create even more passion in employees if offered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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