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"A visionary founder and inventive company that disrupts entire industries - it's pretty fun."

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Current Employee - Program Manager III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager III in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Amazon keeps making bold moves and placing big bets, and while it may appear to be a sophisticated company that is laying waste to competitors on the outside, the culture is self-critical and constantly looking for new ways to invent and deliver new and delightful services to our customers. If you work for an influential technology department at Amazon, it is a fantastic place to learn what it means to launch a business from the ground up - from the inception of an idea to getting a public launch across the finish line.

Cons

Performance reviews are less about your actual contribution at the workplace than they are about managerial opinions about your leadership skills and growth potential. Most review assessments take place before an employee assesses their own goals and although you may have agreed upon your goals with your manager for the year, they may not contribute much to your overall performance review for the year. The review assessment seems more based on judgement rather than measured contribution.

Advice to Management

Drive bigger goals towards reducing operational burden among the developers at this company. Too many TPM's and PM's drive to evolve the scope of software because it's expedient to do so, but this is done at the expense of good design which maintains a high operational burden for everyone at the company. If Amazon could keep tilt the operational scale to something more like 80/20 between development and operations, this company's achievements on a launch timeline each year would be incredible.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Effort... Lots of Reward"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, growth, opportunities to learn and innovate

    Cons

    work life balance; becoming increasingly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Hold less Meetings...


  2. "my experience at amazon was good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 salary is the pros

    Cons

    hard work is the cons

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