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partly good, partly "OK"

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than a year

Pros

A lot of talented highly skilled people
Non-trivial projects
ability to develop, enhance skills, learn

Cons

oncall: hard to maintain life-work balance due to oncall
minimal company benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay more attention to employees, make the, feel valued

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    HIGH turnover, Some OT and maybe some unpaid voluntary time off

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    Current Employee - Picker  in  Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Picker in Chester, VA

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

    Pros

    You get to meet people who are from most age groups. If you can stay long enough you can try most anything at your skill level or lower. Pay is ok

    Cons

    Did I say High turnover? I'd say that 50 percent of all new hires leave after 30 days or less. The performance rate they want is hard to achieve considering the work flows they put on you are challenging at best. They WILL terminate you for not meeting rate. You might stay with one manager for about 6 months then either they promote move or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees say about the atmosphere of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK experience at Amazon... very unstructured and political environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Cool to be part of a growing and young company

    Cons

    Management environment is very difficult. Not a pleasant experience. Experienced managers have very dictatorial style that sucks creativity and fun out of the work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the people that you hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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