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Amazon loves it's customers, not it's employees. Very few former employees would ever return.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

Located in Seattle. Uses a wide range of different technologies which gives you opportunities to learn in the area of your choice. Co-workers and fellow employees are great. Company itself is extremely successful. Total comp is normally good (see exceptions below).

Cons

Culture and value put in employees are poor. Career advancement opportunities get exponentially more difficult and one sub-par review gets you in a difficult to escape dog house. Base comp is pretty low. Amazon uses it's review process to bump you up (or knock you down) based on how it levels you among your division. Amazon uses quotas to rank it's employees. Some have to be given poor ratings regardless of performance (see doghouse above). Your boss may like you but you'll still feel marginally appreciated by the company. SDE Management talent is extremely thin. The company chose to expand at any cost so turnover is extremely high, including in SDE management. Morale and fulfillment also quite poor.

Advice to Management

Show an ounce of care and appreciation toward your employees.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Amazon holds to the classic business model by overworking and underpaying.

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    Current Employee - Associate in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Associate in West Columbia, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity for growth, Personally and Professionally. Stable and Growing company with a lot to offer if you are willing to move with the company.

    Cons

    Managers are too young, immature and inexperienced. Moods swings like children on the playground which ultimately effects the work flow and production. You can be left in a single position forever and no encouragement to advance.

    Advice to Management

    I work at the worst FC in the network and we make our concerns known to make things better.....LISTEN. Please re-evaluate your management selection process and veer from the good 'ol boy module. Associates are "customers" too.


  2. Depending on the group you're in- a wonderful place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Being a part of a rapidly growing ecommerce giant constantly expanding into new businesses and geographies around the world. Also- they allow dogs at work! Lots of opportunities to move to different parts of the business.

    Cons

    Long hours. Be prepared to come early and stay late.

    Advice to Management

    Overall really solid senior leadership team.


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