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Fast growing company

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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 (more than an 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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    Good for your career, less so if you're a mom

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    Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smartest people, best in process, excited about the work, definite growth in job skills and functions that make you very marketable elsewhere.

    Cons

    If you enjoy your job, tough -- you're expected to move up or over to another team/role after 2 years or you don't look "successful". At least until you move to a level 6, then there's more flexibility. Not a good place for working moms. Inflexible on work arrangements (telecommuting etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop churning through talent like water through a sieve, show that you care about your employees so they will work harder for you and stay longer than 2 years.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion 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
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