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"Stressful"

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Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - QA Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fast Paced, work on interesting and complex projects. The computers and equipment were newer. Free Happy Hour on Fridays

Cons

Managers are disrespectful. Yelling seems to be acceptable behaviour. No clear goals to be measured against. People from other departments are hostile and don't want to work with other departments for the common good. The yelling from the manager killed off all 7 contractors. The lead developer would yell over the slightest issue. It was later discovered he was fired from previous job because he couldn't get along with anyone.

Advice to Management

Get manager's with some social skills. Yelling is not going to get you heard. Communicate changes in a respectable manner.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "A great learning opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon had a very competitive internship salary. It also provided a great chance to have ownership over a meaningful project.

    Cons

    Amazon had long hours and very tight deadlines. Many of the employees seemed stressed and contemplating a job change.


  2. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace; ownership; great brand; top company; great peers

    Cons

    Aggressive communication style; promotions are hard (high bar); people are rewarded for being jerks

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in employees and THEIR career growth (in addition to company's growth)

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