Employee Review

  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A Diverse Company with Diverse Experience

    Oct 25, 2016 - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Domain and technology diversity - Autonomous internal organizations lead to experiences of working at different companies - Accessible company-wide educational resources for self-learning - Dog-friendly workplace

    Cons

    - Autonomous internal organizations could lead to very poor experience contradictory to overall company management goals (the leadership principles) - Aggressive stack ranking comes with its own host of problems related to employee dissatisfaction, lack of team productivity, lack of trust among peers, etc. - Not enough senior individual contributors in technical roles for proper mentorship; it leads to pushing advices that are counter to industry standards and are detrimental to career growth outside of Amazon - Leadership principles can be over-indexed (like Delivering Results and Bias for Action) to the detriment of the product and customers.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Assistant

    May 17, 2021 - Tier III Process Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay good, lots of time off, fun

    Cons

    Lazy ppl, upper management don’t care

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    You Get What You Put In

    Jan 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

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