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Updated May 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Perfect environment for exploring your true potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be forced to think big and innovate beyond your limits.
    You will be pushed to grow as a leader throughout your tenure.
    Limitless potential to make change.
    Relentlessly high standards.
    Take any number of leaves when you feel like. Work from home whenever you want. Come to office when it suits you, leave when you feel like. As long as you make sure you deliver results.
    You'll be forced to "own" what you work on.
    Great internal engineering culture.

    If you join as an SDE, your manager will either be an L5 or L6. Many of them are extremely smart and will propel you to grow. Many won't be as effective. But the good thing is, you can do it yourself. You will have enough independence to make an impact and grow in your career. In fact, you are encouraged by the company to do projects outside of your day-to-day, work with other teams for short durations, have mentors from different organizations etc.
    ALL L7+ managers I've interacted with have been highly competent and sharp. These are the folks you will look up to and seek to learn from.

    You can't bullsh*t anybody. You will be found out.

    Cons

    Teams in amazon are very, very independent. So much so that some of them might as well be in a separate company for all intents and purposes (some of them technically are). So there's bound to be bad teams and good teams.

    In the good teams (which I believe would be most of them), the high standards and expectations push you to transform yourself into an extremely well rounded Leader+Engineer. But, the same standards can crush you if you aren't smart enough. If you're having to work 10-12 hours a day to keep up/stay ahead of the curve, then you aren't smart enough.

    Advice to Management

    For Bangalore -

    The bar for L6 Managers needs to be raised. Engineers often leave for Seattle when they become SDE2. Many go because they know their L6 would probably not be as effective at helping him grow to an SDE3 level.

    Give proper training in personal finance management to all employees. Most don't know basics about taxation and investments.

    You need to be creating and encouraging more engineers to start leading.


  2. "a good space to learn but a bad space to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good space to learn and grow. good technologies and services.

    Cons

    zero work - life balance. retarded managers(especially from india)

    Advice to Management

    monitor manager from india


  3. "Good place for high performers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Quality of people of very high, the company is full of talent
    - Discussions with senior management are usually based on facts, data, and rationale
    - Comparatively easy to change roles and functions within Amazon

    Cons

    - Slow career progression
    - Lack of career guidance
    - A lot depends on your manager. My manager did not create a conducive environment for constructive discussions.

    Advice to Management

    I had to leave because of my manager. He was not willing to address my career progression questions. Performance issues need to be root caused rather than being stated in a rude non-constructive manner. HRBP is usually very bookish, just stating verbatim whatever the rule book says. The expected guidance/counselling from HRBP was non-existent.


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  5. "TRMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun place to work and so much learning

    Cons

    not any that I can think of


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture. A lot of scope for growth.

    Cons

    Arbitrary shifts. Lack of work life balance.


  7. "Seller support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Seller Support in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Seller Support in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment
    Cab facility
    Food coupons
    Night allowance
    Extra shifts allowance

    Cons

    Work increases during festival and offers time. So be prepared to spend some time on festivals.


  8. "Catalog Associate"

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    Former Employee - Catalog Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Catalog Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work. No restriction for outfits. Cab facilities are good.

    Cons

    Salary for catalog associate Level 2 (entry level) is not standard.


  9. "good to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its really nice to work here

    Cons

    there is no cons here if you are a hard worker

    Advice to Management

    there is nothing to say they are just awsome


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    No gym in office premises


  11. "Nice work culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on latest and vastly spanned tech stack. You get the leverage of both working like anything and absolutely workless

    Cons

    Few teams, mostly US based do have politics involved in their higher management. Also, few teams do micromanage their employees


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