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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (124)

    "Amazing company and the most driven and smartest of the people"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You can learn a lot very quickly in a very short time - Surrounded with nothing but incredibly smart and driven individuals. - Compensation is well beyond my expectations, and more than suitable. - Exciting projects all across the company that keep you interested and focused. - Amazon is changing the world

    Cons

    - Can be overwhelming, very steep learning curve - Can be difficult to keep up if you are not self motivated

    Amazon2018-12-03
  2. Helpful (1315)

    "Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The experience for software managers and engineers is all over the board, from really run low operational load teams to teams where people burn out after a year. - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. You can generally expect that anyone who's been here for more than 2...

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    Cons

    - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that. - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. The strong survive and the weak perish (metaphorically speaking) and the 'bar' is constantly increasing. The level of performance that would have been acceptable five years...

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    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a certain percentage of employees that must be put on performance management isn't a data driven criterion) and it's not frugal (effectively forcing an individual out of the company in one division who would make the grade in another is either retaining someone who doesn't...

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    Amazon2013-12-17
  3. "Good for a Hard-Working College Hire"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Edwardsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You will get a lot of great experience and typically get from the job what you put into it. You will transition frequently to new positions and can learn a lot quickly. It is great to have so many opportunities to go within one company. If you don't like what you are doing, then you can find something completely different to try within the same company.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a nice desk job...this isn't it. You will be doing manual labor at some point if you're a good manager. You also might not get the best shift meaning it can affect your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women into upper operational roles.

    Amazon2019-05-03
  4. "Great company to learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot. Depending on the team, you will have an opportunity to create huge impact.

    Cons

    You have to be really good in how you manage your time and work smartly. Otherwise, you will burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Improve culture so employees can grow and really enjoy working at Amazon.

    Amazon2019-04-16
  5. "A fluke I made it into hell"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never bored Learn a lot Quality engineers, especially backend A million orgs mean a million cultures

    Cons

    Some orgs are stagnant and you will work on 10 year old code Some orgs are so product driven that the engineers are never hear The push for product erodes quality The push for product comes from stack ranking an a constant need to deliver. this can create a lot of conflict.

    Advice to Management

    I'd honestly appreciate some blatant nepotism. Promo process is based on how much your manager likes you. Meritocracy is a lie. Also Jeff, you need some principals that understand Javascript.

    Amazon2019-04-12
  6. "Good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled co-workers Coming up with new products everyday which makes you learn a lot of things that are completely out of the box solutions

    Cons

    Management bureaucracy No snacks or on campus food benefits compared to other competitive viz Google

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from employees and create a better work life environment for everyone

    Amazon2019-04-20
  7. "Amazing Company Abusive Culture"

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    Former Employee - Treasury Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in a short period of time. Competitive salary and benefits. Dynamic and exciting company.

    Cons

    Those who get promoted do so in low and machiavellian ways. Leadership unable to retain quality employees and clings to toxic managers just to maintain continuity.

    Advice to Management

    Reward quality over loyalty. Listen to the canaries in the coal mine if you truly care about building a quality work environment.

    Amazon2019-04-07
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of talented coworkers and a strong focus on growing talent and providing mentors and mentorship opportunities. - Great projects to work on across a company so big there's pretty much a project for anything you're interested in. - Teams actually have fun and enjoy working together - Excellent place to learn a lot and grow as an engineer or in any role

    Cons

    - Backloaded stock vesting schedule - Few holidays are given off automatically such as President's Day and Memorial Day

    Advice to Management

    - Make stock vesting schedule more balanced (25% per year) - Acknowledge more national holidays such as President's Day and Memorial Day - More workplace perks in the office, snacks are good but more catered events, parties would be fun - Bring back the summer picnic and holiday party

    Amazon2019-03-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning experiences"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You will learn a lot working in Amazon. It's a great stepping stone for future career opportunities.

    Cons

    Amazon only matches 50% of your 401K contribution (up to 2.5% max if you contribute 5%). In some orgs, there is too much time spent on writing and revising a MBR doc. This disrupts productivity flow on projects.

    Amazon2019-03-07
  10. "Great place to learn a lot"

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

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

    Pros

    - Many different groups to work for (hardware, software, front end, back end) - Dive deep philosophy makes folks learn a lot - Metrics on everything means smart decisions are made - Leadership principles are a great way to have employees focus on the right things

    Cons

    - Some groups can be tough to work for (lots of overtime, unforgiving managers) - Frugality can be a bit overboard - Salary is capped - Amazon uses total compensation which include stocks

    Amazon2019-03-04
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