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"UX at Amazon"

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Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working with the smartest and brightest people in the industry

Cons

Very little to no career growth for User Experience discipline

Advice to Management

People whom I've interviewed with on the retail side of the company (non-AWS) are mostly stressed out, narrow-minded, unorganized (don't know what they want), too formal, and unnecessarily arrogant. It's no wonder the attrition rate for UX is high as well as difficulty obtaining new talents.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Have Fun. In that order"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely driven and intelligent workforce. Technically saavy and able to use technology to improve processes.

    Cons

    Extreme expectation for hours worked on availability when not at work, Difficult internal interview process that handicaps internal promotions versus ecternal candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Strive harder for stability and you will reap the rewards. Too much shuffling of jobs and roles creates workforce churn and dis-satisfaction


  2. Helpful (4)

    "You can only be sucessful if you are single and want to work all the time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, opportunity to impact changes easily, exciting fast paced environment.

    Cons

    They do not recognize results or hard work typically. They seem to promote and value the managers that spend the most time at the facility. Hours are extremely long for a manager. Typically 10-14hrs a day depending on the time of the year. The intensity of the environment in addition to the hours in impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon is a great place to work but offers NO work life balance. The level of daily intensity required in addition to the long hours are unacceptable. You will lose talented employees if you cannot remedy this. I would have stayed with the company if I were single and didn't have children only.

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