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Amazon Redmond Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • We get to learn a lot of things on the job (in 410 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 319 reviews)

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  1. "Long hours but with it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A very good life changing experience to work on problems at global scale. Lots of autonomy. Ton of stuff to learn.

    Cons

    Hours. Perks. Very hard to get to Vice President. There are few places that have tough managers like most other companies.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Always Challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Applications Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - IT Applications Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities, new Challenges, thinking outside box, customer focus, teaches priorities management, time management, embellishes Amazon principles in ones life

    Cons

    Highly stressful, seeps into ones personal life, often manager doesn't know where to stop and while run employee's dry. Urgency to deliver everything takes toll on people

    Advice to Management

    Observe pattern of managers or management to identify issues in team.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Rat race"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    good salary but the stocks are just a name. you will leave before they vest

    Cons

    bad benefits, performance reviews and promotion process unfair.


  4. "Amazon.com"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with best talent in the industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance and no additional benefits from the company


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoy the quality and pace of work

    Cons

    Benefits sucks. Work can get really hectic at times.


  6. "Rocks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon has very talented people and open work environment. It's a great place to understand how web companies operate from ground up.

    Cons

    Amazon is too frugal and company benefits are nothing compared to other employers in the area. Depending on the group pager duty can be atrocious.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should keep doing the great job they are doing. They should be more open to contributing the open source.


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