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I worked as a category manager in Softlines

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Former Employee - Merchant Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Merchant Product Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Many internal resources to help accomplish goals & drive business.

Cons

Saw a lot of people thrown under the bus in meetings with upper management.

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The promotion process is archaic and should be more merit based.

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    Moving at the speed of innovation.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    AWS fosters innovation. Engineers from many teams collaborate to get things done and iterate on improving the ecosystem as a whole. It's truly an amazing process to behold.

    - Always innovating.
    - Some of the best engineers in the world at your fingertips.
    - Learning never stops.
    - Diving deeper as time goes on.
    - Flexible with working from home (team dependent).
    - Fun environment.

    Cons

    - Can be incredibly stressful.
    - Workloads tend to be high and backlogs pile up quickly.
    - Incredibly high bar to get in the door, which makes team growth slow.
    - Very little learning time allocated to employees, and work tends to cut into personal time.

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    Know your leadership principles and manage your boundaries well.

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    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people. Exciting and challenging things to work on. Many small, iterative, collaborative, and innovative teams with the ownership to deliver results. Look for teams with brilliant business people at the helm that embody all of Amazon's Leadership Principles.

    Cons

    It is way too easy to commit too much time, energy, and your very essence to this place of many wonders. Once you start working 50, 60, 70+ hours a week it becomes nigh impossible to dial it back. There are few paths to leadership for UX professionals. Just as there are many small teams of brilliance and success, there are many other teams full of chaos and dysfunction.

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    Find better ways to shepherd a new era of brilliant minds in to leadership.

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