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  1. "Excited about the opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One thing to call out is that as Amazon is a large company, your experiences will vary based on your team. I have largely only had positive experiences and am very happy I made the transition to work at Amazon. Some of the pros I've experiences: - I am constantly challenged by incredibly smart and hard-working individuals, the culture embraces learning new things and stretching yourself - I've been given significant...

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    Cons

    - There isn't much sharing across teams in the company. I find out about what other teams are doing in the public news. - While benefits are very good compared to most companies, we're behind other tech companies. Having some support for childcare would be appreciated and make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the culture consistently focused on the Leadership Principles, it's a great place to work.

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    "Amazon is what you make it, and AWS is even better to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I love the freedom to be myself at work, to be friendly and socialize with coworkers, to bring my dog with me and see how excited he gets to see all my coworkers. I love the level of intelligence and attention to detail my coworkers have, they really encourage me to grow and expand my skill set. I love the diversity of our hires. I work with people of all ethnicities from the entire globe and it makes work so much more...

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    Cons

    You get a lot of flack from the public working for Amazon. There are a lot of assumptions and misconceptions about our work environment or what our company values are. If you're brave enough to set an example and speak out about what working for Amazon is truly like, it is definitely worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize work life balance and maintaining long term employees. Be mindful of stress levels and employees that tend to over-extend themselves. Continue to make diverse hires and support people of all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Always remember we are people first and employees second.

  3. "Proud to be an Amazonian"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great career development opportunities, always work on something new and exciting, opportunity to innovate and forge your own path.

    Cons

    The workload can be overwhelming at times.

  4. "Productive and fast paced"

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      Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Super productive company that charges ahead

      Cons

      Fast pace environment never lets up.

    • "Come be part of Day 1 Excellence"

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      Current Employee - Senior Operations Program Manager in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Amazon continually drives improvement for business and employee growth. Whether you have drive and wisdom from education or a strong work ethi/experience, both are rewarded as we shape the future.

      Cons

      With excellence, comes longer hours for management, but also reaps benefits. Demanding fast pace will test your fortitude and endurance and learning curves are steep.

      Advice to Management

      You own your career, advancement, and time off. You'll be paid well, so manage your time accordingly and focus on long-term, but don't lose sight of the short-term gains.

    • "Loved the LPs, the work, and the culture but shady managers"

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      Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The leadership principles are spot on for getting the best work out of people. I’d also add empathy to the list of LPs which Amazon severely lacks at times for employees but we’re talking pro’s. Amazon’s innovative, no idea is a bad idea thinking and culture is amazing. Met with VPs who would listen to any level on new ideas. As a former Microsoftie, the Amazon culture is not as aggressive and a lot less toxic. The people...

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      Cons

      If you land in the wrong team, mgmt can be shady. HR is just as if not equally shadier. I went to HR in confidence on an issue and the next day my mgr confronted me. Compensation is a little wonky but unless you need the cash flow, it makes sense. After the two year mark, you’re making less than anywhere else in cash but those stocks are a beauty!

      Advice to Management

      Hire the BEST.... managers, that is please. Take a look at their PIP/termination history and record— I saw several PIP-happy managers there. Review HR practices, help the people you hired and who passed the bar. You created a difficult system in just getting in. Value your people once they’re there.

    • "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Competitive and challenging environment, suited for ambitious individuals

      Cons

      If you dont fit the culture, it can be a hard place to work

      Advice to Management

      Keep the course, maintain the culture and look after people

    • "I like my job"

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      Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Stock shares, plenty of time off, flexibility to work from home

      Cons

      Location of the offices, co-workers are not always the friendliest or helpful

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place for type A people"

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      Former Employee - Technical Program Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      If you are driven you will have fun

      Cons

      Too many type A people competing could make it feel like an aggressive environment.

    • Helpful (1)

      "My Carrer Is On Track Now"

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      Current Employee - Security Program Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      If you’re Looking for a work place where teamwork isn’t just a catchphrase, and as long as you come in and show you have a can do will do attitude and strive to want more Amazon will help you get there. 4 months into my position and I’ve already been offered new positions within the company.

      Cons

      So far I haven’t seen any.

      Advice to Management

      None yet

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