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Amazon Technical Program Manager III Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2016

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Big impact work, great team, no work life balance"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Smart, highly motivated team, initiatives that have direct customer impact, high visibility in the organization. Own your product end-to-end from conception to implementation to delivery to maintenance.

    Cons

    Very aggressive goals, no work life balance. Boss works harder than me because boss has more agressive goals. Company expects to work hard, work smart and work long hours. All teams own online services and you are never off work if you are the manager. Need to invest in a support org for live issues that pop up in the middle of the night.

    Amazon2014-06-20
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Amazon - a mixed bag"

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    Technical Program Manager III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon

    Pros

    Some of the people I've had the pleasure of working with have been nice and very bright. It's really been a pleasure to work with them. Having a world class internet retailer on your resume if you are interested in the industry helps to get you noticed. Amazon has been incredibly successful (we even had a good Q4 despite the economic issues plaguing other companies) so if you do work here you can learn how it happened. You can also see first hand how what works when your small can create a lot of internal turmoil when you get big if it doesn't change.

    Cons

    Launching products is considered more important than ensuring that code is robust and documenting how things work. Despite Amazon's large size it doesn't have a lot of well developed work processes & groups often have different goals & missions. This makes getting things done for a project challenging since a team that needs to do work for your project might not think it's important and might not be able to accommodate your needs. It's a pretty competitive and political environment. There are people who will take credit for your work (since they are looking for their next promotion) so make sure your keep your manager informed of what you are working on. Most teams don't get it right the first time so make sure you get everything tested.

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    Amazon2009-02-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic and forever changing"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager III in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super smart people and constant drive to do more. Your learn a lot and be part of exciting growth and opportunity to really make a difference.

    Cons

    Operates in a state of chaos that can be exhausting

    Amazon2016-01-31
  4. "a good company in current environment"

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    Technical Program Manager III 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon

    Pros

    making history, technology, stock options

    Cons

    over time, on call at night, weekends

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    Amazon2009-05-28
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