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"Good overall, but high pressure"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

-Talented people. Amazon has a lot of smart people.
-New campus, so the buildings are clean and well-equipped.
-Great cafeteria. I had the best work lunches I've ever had at Amazon.

Cons

-Seattle weather
-High pressure because AWS is growing so fast

Advice to Management

Perhaps hire more people to spread the load a bit?

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Love to work. Its like my home."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is really good and company provides you a good work environment.

    Cons

    Not much. They can have more roles in the company.

    Advice to Management

    They can get more roles.They can get more roles.They can get more roles.They can get more roles.


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    "As Advertised... Very demanding but high rewards"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation and hard work is recognized. Amazon will promote quickly and compensate well. The pace is unbelievably quick and makes good or timely communication next to impossible. The lack of communication is one of the company's weak points. The atmosphere of the company is mostly positive and encouraging. Personal and group recognition is common.

    Cons

    The downside to Amazon is the "slowest gazelle" concept. The company is always looking to identify the bottom 10% and will not rest until that bottom percentile is identified. Most organizations have performance issues but this process in Amazon incites fear and lack of trust. It is designed to get the most out of people but burnout or the constant stress results in high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that not everyone wants to be promoted and are effective in their current roles. The bottom 10% comes as a surprise most times so people work with the fear that they could be blindsided. Amazon spends a lot of money in recruiting and training. It could be mitigated and employees would benefit as well.

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