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Fast paced, but fantastic opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an year)

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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    Great place to work !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Shooter in Fernley, NV
    Current Employee - Shooter in Fernley, NV

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have great benefits if you are hired on regular and not through an agency, they have many incentives that they have where they give away products based on your performance or just a random.

    Cons

    The people that have been working their for a long time try to run over the new people, and times they will change the your schedule from 40 to 65 hours without

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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