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Helpful (2)

Intelligent, motivated coworkers in a fast-paced environment with constantly-shifting goals.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Your coworkers are generally motivated, capable people. Compensation is reasonable, given cost-of-living in the Seattle area. Lots of good places to eat in South Lake Union.

Cons

Emphasis on quantity over quality, in spite of the Amazon Leadership Principles. Engineers are second-class citizens in some divisions where business people rule the roost. Long hours. Lots of internal bureaucracy. Strong case of NIH syndrome. High employee turnover. No company shuttles to the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, ...).

Advice to Management

Empower engineers to do their jobs well. Do a better job at creating requirements and strategies and sticking to them.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (7)

    Amazon will be the Next Cisco

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefiis are excellent

    Cons

    They expect 60+ hours a week. Hiring all MBAs and severly overpaying them. They lack people skills. Sr management does not want to listen. Band aid today and fix tomorrow later. Go, go, go. Engage your asociates and make the feel imporatnt... then hammer them when they don't perform.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and be open to reality. Everything that comes from seattle doesn't work.


  2. Helpful (4)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (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 Management

    Empower the people that you hire.


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