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"Fast paced, lots of old stuff"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon can be a great place to work depending on how you want to job to be and where you want to go with your career. There are lots of great opportunities but the job is frequently rough.
- fun culture
- lots of interesting work
- company is currently heading a great direction

Cons

- some teams have LOTS of legacy baggage
- resistance to change
- huge amounts of time spent on operations
- you should know you'll be carrying a pager around

Advice to Management

They're In a tough spot. A little too tactical i.e. micromanaging sometimes. Management might want to step back a little bit and put some trust in engineers.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Find a good manager on a good team - interview THEM. Make sure they fit YOUR needs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, best of the best. Leadership Principles can be very inspiring when everyone executes them accordingly.

    Cons

    Worst management I've ever seen. Very frupid organizations within company (not all though). Leveling of employees is broken. Worst vacation/holiday package. Pay attention to whether you're an hourly or salary employee. High turnover. They like to constantly build new tools but never document, fix, or maintain them. Retaining valuable employees seems to be non-existent but the pain can be felt on remaining team members. Very metrics based company even when the numbers lie or don't tell the whole story.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper management? Schedule 1:1 with lower ranking people and ask specifically about their pain points.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome working environment, great culture, good benefits."

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

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

    Pros

    Company advancement, very good benefits.

    Cons

    can't think of anything at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Increase belief in employees abilities, increase knowledge of leadership principles.

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