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"Great Opportunity to Work With Tons of Smart People"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Opportunity to work with lots of super smart people
Plenty of opportunity to contribute meaningfully at any level
I haven't seen the problems with power plays, politics, or management egos that I hear about in other big companies.

Cons

It's a big company, and some orgs/teams are much better to work for than others. Marketplace is great. I hear great things about AWS. FBA is struggling to keep developers and good managers.

Advice to Management

From what I hear, the culture in FBA needs a serious overhaul. It's chewing people up.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting but draining"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Various in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely customer focused - it is engrained in the company's culture to think about the customer in every aspect of decision making
    Fast paced environment that encourages quick ship cycles
    Frugal

    Cons

    Frugal to a fault - sometimes its better to spend on employee morale
    Very cut throat culture
    Sometime the pace can wear you down
    No work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Value your most important asset - the employees!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "FC Warehouse Associate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Coffeyville, KS
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Coffeyville, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was fair compared to local competition.

    Cons

    Heat was a major issue. There was also a pretty sharp lack of respect, but that was not universal. My immediate area manager was fantastic, but most of the time you'll be sent to departments you weren't hired to work in with little to no training and then be hounded for not making the same numbers as that departments highest output workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the people on the floor. I know they tend to be highly reactionary and don't know the finer reasons for the decisions that are made, but they know how things work best.

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