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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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

lack leadership in the management

Advice to Management

compensation

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  1. Fast paced, but fantastic opportunities

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - If you are proactive with your career and engage your management actively, you can go almost anywhere.
     - Compensation is good, but tied primarily into the stock. The better the company does, the better you do.
     - Darwinistic culture means you generally work with some solid people.
     - Customer is the focus and not in the company jargon sense, but really the core foundation of everything we do.
     - This is a writing culture, be prepared to write well thought and constructed 6 pagers.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance can be very rough for some to maintain. It requires some backbone however, to simply say to your management that this deadline isn't deliverable and here is why.
    - Compensation can be tricky since it is tied up so much in the stock.
    - Some employees slip through the cracks of the performance bar and can make life fairly miserable.

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    Don't go

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    From outsider's perspective Amazon seems to be an innovative company focusingon improving customer experience and offering more affordable products.

    Cons

    1) unrealistic business targets
    2) inexperienced middle management
    3) no support to remove roadblocks and, as a result, no work life balance
    4) sometimes no respect in communication
    5) relatively uncompetitive salary, the stock compensation is a joke given 3-4 year vesting period and 1 year employee retention

    Advice to Management

    in 2-3 years it will be challenging to attract talent, if such a trend continues.

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