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AWS Experience

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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 for less than a year

Pros

Compensation is good for a new graduate. The organization is clear so that everyone 's accomplishment is available to others. Managers sometimes are good resources to learn.

Cons

Lots of operation stuff instead of concentrating on programming. It is kind of hard to balance between life and work. Working in a small AWS support team, the career opportunities are not good.

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    If you can be a jerk, you'll succeed here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brand Name, Salary, Smart People, HIgh hiring bar

    Cons

    1) Culture/Extreme Micromanagement--This company is run by middle managers that are micro-managers with a stick in hand.

    The philosophy in Amazon is hire smart people, give them money so they'll come and then get work done by stick. If you know how to manage up and dont mind being a jerk to people working for you, you can be assured to be promoted

    2) Lots of reporting--even at L6-L8 what you do is 50% reporting. They dont hire analyst and even at senior manager level what you do is write SQL query to pull data and do very less strategic work

    3) Attitude of - My goal is to keep only my boss happy, even though it may mean i'll give heart attack to my subordinates.

    4) Extreme Type A personalities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company talks about leadership principles--but do the principle say--The best way to motivate employees is use stick? Is it rocket science to understand that if you have hired smart motivated people you dont have to micromanage every single metric.

    Do the principle say-be the worst people manager and irrespective of subordinates complaining against their manager, they would be promoted?

    Here leadership does not mean motivating and building a team atmosphere, it means deliver result by hook or by crook.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Would never recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very interesting and cutting edge work

    Cons

    Poor management. Dishonest about opportunities at interview stage in order to get candidates to accept role. No accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to fire themselves and hire people who are accountable and aware of the roles working under them. Hire people who can make educated decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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