Amazon.com

  www.amazon.com
  www.amazon.com
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com

 

Future

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in San Diego, CA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

great benifits, nice co-workers, like a second family

Cons

lack leadership in the management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

compensation

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

3960 Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Management is horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed leading projects with lots of moving parts. You had to coordinate with many teams and moved at blinding speed.

    Cons

    Management is often incompetent they are unable to make a decision. And blow hundreds of thousands with making poor decisions then redoing it all over. The processes are often changed before they ever get settled in and with the quick turn around of managers they keep going back to an old drawing board.

    I had a vindictive manager who went out of his way to create issue with all of his employees he was a inexperienced, forgetful, piece of scum. And the worst part is hr backed him on all his make believe stories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a decision before your contractors are locked into a contractual agreement.

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

    Unique place to work and can teach you good leadership values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Leadership principles in Amazon makes it still work like a start-up by developing leaders in the small teams to own their systems and products. Each development team works like its own start-up, each day the developers are encouraged to think big and show ownership. Being vocally self critical is highly encouraged and it makes the teams openly identify areas to improve and act upon them. Most people are smart and have their own core strengths. The people who stay long are generally seasoned leaders even though they are individual contributors, they look out for mentoring and developing the best.
    The experience gained working at Amazon is valuable. It can be applied at any other start-up/other big/established company which works similar to a start-up effectively.

    Cons

    Lots of type A personalities with strong opinions and ideas. If you are able to deal with such members in a team its an advantage. Promotions are hard and can be cut throat. Recognition to the work you have done in terms of getting up the ladder can be challenging. Everyone is smart and hard working which will make it hard to get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promoting from within can help with the retention instead of hiring senior positions from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Amazon.com

Work at Amazon.com? Share Your Experiences

Amazon.com

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.