Amazon - Substance, Stamina and Smarts are the Key to Success | Glassdoor
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    "Substance, Stamina and Smarts are the Key to Success"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I've worked in the Tech industry for over 10 years, both in Silicon Valley and Seattle. I can honestly say Amazon is the most innovative place I've ever seen. People here are the some of the smartest on the planet, and they want to make big things happen. People who do well here absolutely have passion for what they do, and a relentless drive to do better. They're not afraid of hard work and rolling up your sleeves...

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    Cons

    The pace at which things happen is mind blowing at times, and can be hard to keep up. It's fun and exciting, but you really have to know how to pace yourself or you can easily burn out. This also isn't an environment where you'll feel pampered. It's real, and substance matters more than style. The best idea, no matter where it comes from, is all that matters. Personal accountability is key, and sometimes you feel...

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    Advice to Management

    More two-way communications from senior executives would be nice. There's almost no messaging from our senior leaders, and they don't spend enough time inspiring people about where we're going.

    Amazon2018-05-31
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    "Challenging, rewarding, inspiring!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -I get to work with some of the smartest, most curious people in the world. The bar is very high to get into Amazon; this creates a sense of trust that each person you work with is more than capable of delivering results. -We actually live and breath our leadership principles. This is your north start. -I get to work on very complex, challenging deals with full autonomy. This work is extremely rewarding because of...

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    Cons

    -No on-site daycare or financial incentive to cover late pick ups, etc. -A big part of your comp package is made up of RSU's which is amazing, however you can only sell these during limited trading windows. Can be tricky to plan. -Low 401K contribution

    Advice to Management

    -At least for the Seattle campus, please think about your employees with little children who require day care, etc. I am constantly late for pick up and I'm charged a premium by the minute. I would like to see Amazon either develop a childcare center for employees (a few of them around campus) that is offered at a discount (could be pulled right from pay check). And/or help cost share in 3P daycare needs so I can continue...

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    Amazon2019-04-12
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    "You Get What You Put In"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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