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"Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

Cons

petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

Advice to Management

grow up and act like responsible leaders

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great feeling being part of an enterprise thats making history with everything it does!"

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

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

    Pros

    - high density of smart people
    - amazing brand name association
    - good salaries
    - RSUs is a great way to ride the wave of the company's success
    - experience of working in a company operating in multiple industries

    Cons

    - company is still evolving so processes might not be robust.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "I enjoyed working there, but in the end, had other opportunities to tend to."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Large company. Lots of opportunity with Kaizen and process improvement. Plenty of autonomy as a manager.

    Cons

    Long, long, long hours during the holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    My only real issue was that I had things I enjoyed doing outside the company. As an actor, I had a role come up around peak season that needed me for four weeks starting in late November. I had the vacation and personal time to cover it, but it just wasn't possible. Wish I could have worked around it, but the opportunity was too great for me.


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