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Unique place to work and can teach you good leadership values

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  • 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 for 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant change which offers opportunity and challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting new products putting them into new categories, always looking for new people, you get to work with some great people.

    Cons

    There is never enough time to accomplish all management wants. Very focused on metrics, yet often do not look at what the metrics measure. Very little guidance for career path, often favor an outside candidate over an internal one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high degree of internal secrecy makes planning for anything beyond a month or two nearly impossible. For a company that claims to think long-term they are surprisingly focused on the short-term in evaluating employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    They won´t retain talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Media  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Social Media in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Their tough culture will make you strong
    - You will get a lot of offers after this experience

    Cons

    - No team culture
    - No perks
    - Bad management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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