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Helpful (4)

Retail company doing High Tech

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

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

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

Pros

Fast iterations and get job done in amazing speed
Solving cutting edge problems general to all online services

Cons

Most top talents l know leave company in 12-18 months, merits increase is a joke if no promo

Advice to Management

Try not to treat tech folks as Walmart to its employees.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Average corporate job

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

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

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

    Pros

    Promote from within if that is your cup of tea. Compensation is average. This is something for people who just want the average corporate job.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate, you will rarely meet people who have been with the company for 2+ years. Workplace feels cramped. They strive to be very "frugal" in terms of benefits for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain your employees.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Much happier as a customer than an employee.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The RSU's. The smooth-as-glass, impressive recruiting process.

    Cons

    Everything else. Horrific work environment. The arrogance ("We're Amazon!", "You have two years to be promoted to my position or else you're out of a job."; "If you don't want to do it there are 300 people waiting to do your job.". Each center operates autonomously like the wild frontier, and I never saw two similar/identical HR situations handled in any way consistently. You have to constantly watch your back. And, best yet, how about physical reprimands? 14 hour workdays were not unique or out of the ordinary. The burnout factor is amazingly high.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself; even Rome fell. Take that incredible company and start treating people like the assets they are instead of burning them out and crushing their souls!

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