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Success dependent on one's direct manager

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA

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

Pros

- Work with smart, driven colleagues
- Laid back dress code
- Company name

Cons

- Spotty management - Due to rapid growth many have been promoted to management without management experience
- Lack of internal training on processes, policies, culture
- Very political. One's success is not about performance - it's playing the game

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership needs to address the dysfunctional culture that exists within the data center groups (commonly referred to as the trailer trash of Amazon). Many unprofessional behaviors exist that violate the company Leadership Principles and Code of Conduct. Sooner or later the bottom line is going to be impacted.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    You can get to learn a lot at Amazon. You have a good learning opportunity. You have work from home option and good benefits as well.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not good. You are expected to deliver within a short time.You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to work with. Interesting and hard problems to solve. Lots of opportunities to simplify and innovate.

    Cons

    Difficult work life balance. Stressful environment. Strong headed senior engineers who are difficult to work with. Cheap work equipments. Frupid (being frugal but in reality, being stupid) policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some steps to show that you care about the engineers.

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