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Tough, Love

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsReal corporate culture -- it comes from the top, it is consistent, it is communicated, it makes sense, it makes customers happy. People really refer back to it when making decisions. Kind of tough on the employees but you can't have everything.
If you perform, stock options are excellent.
If you want to be a leader and you can do it, you can get extremely educational access to incredible top people.

ConsStressful. Work-life balance is poor in many groups. High operational burden in many groups.
Benefits are bare minimum -- their philosophy is they would rather give more grants to reward the productive, then to have benefits that go to all employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecruiting is overly decentralized. Too often a candidate gets "grabbed" by an inappropriate group, and then the candidate will either be turned down or unhappy they didn't get a good match.

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good employer

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bellevue, WA

I worked at Amazon.com


Pros: job security good work environment fun place to work easy access to resources good… Cons: low salary...need to change the policies..., make some changes for… Advice to Senior Management: salary hike for everyone Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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I love working here

Senior Technical Program Manager (Current Employee)
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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Give employees the opportunity to move groups even if their manager gives them a poor… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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