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Helpful (1)

Mostly good experience

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Ownership, high impact, fast moving, innovative, lots to choose from, not as political as other cos.

Cons

pay and promotion, lack of training opportunities

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (7)

    Stretch, learn, work, work and work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities abound. Innovative new work being done all day every day. Rapid growth company. Environment that encourages creativity. Autonomy is granted if you know your stuff. Dogs allowed in the office. Casual dress environment. Learned more about business and process efficiency in 4 years at Amazon than I did in 10 years in my prior jobs.

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed. No work life balance and HR Is not seeking to implement it. Churn and burn environment. Arrogant attitude of SVPs with little or no value of employee and employee contributions - i.e. "you're lucky to work here" . Compensation structure is heavily equity based, such that at best salaries are at mid of market requiring sales of shares to meet competitive market salary--leadership principle of "ownership" is a farce. Stock compensation is heavily taxed resulting in a lower overall total compensation package. Benefits are beyond skimpy. Tools, and systems for non-customer facing infrastructure work are fragile and require much manual work to prevent failures.

    Advice to Management

    Values and leadership principles are good. Improve benefits, change compensation structure to more appropriately compensate top talent that work hard to contribute to the company's success.


  2. Helpful (12)

    Watch out and quit in 1.5 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary is competitive. They are willing to give you a 20-30% bump if you switch from Microsoft. - Technology is interesting in a few teams; many teams (like GPS or TRMS) do very mundane work though. - Good career boost when you quit (most people quit in 1-2 years)

    Cons

    Only choose Amazon if you have no other comparable option. Compensation package can be good, but remember that you are trading more hours and peace of mind. - It's not a happy place to work. Everyone is trying to survive and get through their pile of work. - There are plenty of better places to work, with better work environments and work-life balance. - Certain teams (like GPS and TRMS) do really mundane work that no one really cares about. No opportunity for career growth. - Management can be inexperienced and ruthless, a bad combination. Several people on my team were fired with no notice and questionable motives. - Long work hours. Always on culture. - Swim or sink culture. You are responsible for your survival; your managers and peers don't really care if you don't do well. - Lot of churn; people quit frequently or change teams. - Offices are bare and depressing. - Benefits? Just the bare minimum. - There are plenty of better choices. Only

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


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