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I love working here

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Working at Amazon for the last 4 years, it has been the best place I've worked so far. Engineers and management loves the customers. Pretty much any great idea can be taken to market - who would of thought a book selling company would be a world leader in cloud computing ? There is also lots of opportunity to move around the company provided that you have good relationship with your peers and direct manager. Last but not least, the CEO is really really smart and genuinely cares about his top performing employees. Whether he anticipated it or not, the hiring freeze BEFORE the recession hit was pure genius. One of the few companies with zero recession layoffs.

Cons

Biggest complaint is the spotty performance of managers, especially the bad apples. Bad apples are allowed to work their employees like a dog and fire them even if they are really good performers. If you get stuck with a bad manager, be nice and quietly change groups before they ruin your reputation. If you are not a top performer in reference to your peers, best not join the company because your pay is highly tied to how well you do in your performance reviews.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give employees the opportunity to move groups even if their manager gives them a poor performance review. Other than that, stay the course and keep innovating on behalf of the customer.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    good employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    job security
    good work environment
    fun place to work
    easy access to resources
    good for freshers

    Cons

    low salary...need to change the policies..., make some changes for work culture and give some more liberty to the people/employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary hike for everyone

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    be prepared! You have to work very hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good for development for a new hire. You'll learn a lot from peers. Good money too.

    Cons

    tough operations. slow in promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micromanagement! trust your engineers.

    Approves of CEO
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