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Great Company, but, you need to fit into their culture

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

- Amazing outlook with CEO as a Visionaire
- You could be proud of your contribution to the company as Amazon is now the world class
- Fast pacing, result oriented, open to communication and startup-alike setups
- Depending on where you come from, you can learn a lot from Amazon's unique value and culture, especially if you are starting your career here. Otherwise, you may have some culture shock, but still gain a lot from.
- If you can survive, you will be tough enough to survive anywhere else.
- Overall, Amazon is the great company to train yourself both technically and mentally; and to be "part" of your resume.

Cons

- You may find the communication a little harsh as they can easily be critical and negative. So, basically, you need to be mentally strong to survive. Amazon hires a lot, but, many leaves only after just a year of serving or even less.
- I heard that if you are in upper management role, you feel very valued by the company, but, if you are on the other end, you would feel like being a someone who can easily be replaced. Amazon hires a lot and let go a lot. If you aren't let go, then, will experience the flood of workload to keep your job in tact.
- Benefits are in low end compared to even much smaller companies.
- If you are SDET unless you are lucky enough there aren't much career outlook as Amazon doesn't have QA practice in many departments.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Amazon is not anymore of smaller company. You need to start value the employee more, so that the top notch engineers stay longer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazon-So far so good

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Numerous opportunities, growing company. Great place to work if you want experience in various fields. Innovative company, still operates like a startup

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge in some roles and teams, especially during the holiday season. The start up culture demands employees to be hands on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon is a great company with a unique culture that I'm glad I have been able to experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in New Castle, DE

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay & Good benefits
    Respectful treatment and appreciation of employees that is unique compared to other companies in their industry (and really other companies in general)

    Cons

    At Fulfillment Centers the warehouse work is very physically difficult
    Amazon has high standards for work (rate) that not everyone can meet, even when they are trying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I am very satisfied with the Amazon management, I would suggest that they continue to show lots of appreciation for their employees and continue asking how they can do better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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