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"Great salary. Fast Pace. High stress."

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Former Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Lots of challenges. Easy to move to a different job in the company. Always something new happening. You have the software, hardware and training you need. Nice offices in Seattle.

Cons

Can be hard to get the resources you need to do your job. Meetings are often confrontational. Hard to get promoted.

Advice to Management

Promote collaboration between departments.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, a great learning experience, but impossible work/life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is amazingly intelligent. Work and technology moves at a fast pace, so you're always challenged to learn and become efficient at every task.

    Cons

    Little appreciation for employees and no recognition for the wins you have. Very difficult to have work/life balance as you have multiple responsibilities and projects that get piled on. Due to this being an online environment you can rarely "unplug".

    Advice to Management

    Positive re-enforcement is great motivator and moral booster for your teams. Use it more -- it's really ok to tell someone they're doing a good job.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "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.

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