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Your experience there depends on the quality of your team and its leadership.

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Former Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Rapidly-growing company that's willing to try new methods and ideas. They encourage creativity, individuality, and moving to different teams to learn new things. Fun, exciting industry. Stock options and employee discount.

Cons

Teams are frequently under-staffed for the workload. Management doesn't listen to employees. Tribal knowledge / lack of documentation are frustrating. "Do your own thing" means inconsistent standards.

Advice to Management

It isn't still "day one" - in some areas it's time to behave like a large, established company.

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  1. It is great.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Jeffersonville, IN
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Jeffersonville, IN

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great Advancement oppertunities

    Cons

    We need longer lunches for 10hr shifts


  2. Helpful (3)

    Mixed bag -- good people, good technology, lots to learn, but a challenging culture and poor career trajectory.

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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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a whole lot about doing technology at scale and you'll have the best tools and processes to support you along the way.

    Cons

    There's a culture of demanding a whole lot of output and surrounds the path to promotion with a lot of political nonsense. Did your manager change this year? Sorry, can't get a promotion. Is your director of engineering new to the company? Sorry, nobody under him is getting promoted to Senior for the next year and a half. There's a lot of talk about data driven planning but it all goes out the window when someone says jump. "Where's the data about where we're jumping?" "No time for data! Business opportunity! I said so!"

    Advice to Management

    The company is growing too fast and the culture is being diluted. Do something about it or this isn't going to be the Amazon you believe in very soon.


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