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"Great company with a good future!"

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

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

Pros

Good compensation, lax working environment.

Cons

can affect your social life if not managed well

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Meet Customer need - NOW!"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coming from MSFT as a Program Manager, I find Amazon's focus on the customer to be an amazing and generally fulfilling experience.
    - Generally work / life balance is OK, with peaks and valleys (peaks near launch obviously).
    - Salary is better than I had before, so no complaints
    - Health is OK (though I had Premiera @ MSFT, so hard to compete w/that)
    - Stock is good - for now.

    Cons

    - Commute is OK if bus, poor if driving (I live on the East side). I do miss the Connector & its WIFI, though I get by with tethering to my phone
    - Overall compensation system is confusing -> if I do really well one year I may not get that much @ review time in stock b/c AMZN looks at the overall compensation w/your existing grants included..?
    - Promotion model seems to require 100% approval from everyone who can comment (including folks that did not work w/the person).

    Advice to Management

    1. seriously consider adjusting the review compensation model -> it's a bit deflating to see an EXCEEDS & strong growth and then get told you don't get much in stock b/c you negotiated a great package up front. Not very motivating to work hard if I'm not going to see much of anything.
    2. for SEA workers, consider investing in the PRIME card as MSFT has. when I get to spend time w/my family, having that card is a great way to save money && enjoy a lot of different activities all at the same time.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "sad place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    learn a lot of advanced distributed system technologies and see it work at super large scale

    Cons

    pager duty, heavy work load, low compensation

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