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"Work hard and smart."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Database Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Database Engineer in Seattle, WA
Approves of CEO

Pros

They get stuff done. There are a ton of technical problems and smart people working on them.

Cons

Work/Life balance has to be self managed.

Advice to Management

Shield your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (26)

    "Worst. Job. Ever."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You're on an H1B Visa and its the only job you can get, or you're right out of college and having a "Big name" on your resume is worth it.

    Cons

    The primary, fundamental, downside of Amazon is that Senior Managment is both incompetent and arrogant. Amazon is a technology company but they do not have technologists managing people, even at low levels they bring in people who don't know anything about technology to manage engineers. At higher levels they have MBAs making technology decisions. Worse they are arrogant, they don't respect or value employees. They don't treat them well and they have built an HR department who sees its job as keeping employees in line rather than keeping them happy and productive.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon.com was the worst place I've worked in my 20 year career and it is ultimately your fault. Go get a job at a non-technology company where you might not be exceeding your level of competence.


  2. "good company to work for in 2009"

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

    Pros

    fundamentally sound company. strong growth YoY still, and should become a force in the retail industry for years to come as internet continues to become a bigger part of our life.

    Cons

    everyone works hard for long hours, but salaried employees do not get overtime

    Advice to Management

    no


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