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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

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Is not the company I joined six years ago"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Technology driven at the core
    2. Guaranteed to work on hard problems
    3. Get to impact the customer
    4. Really smart people

    Cons

    1. Long, long, long work hours
    2. Will impact your family life
    3. QA field is still treated like second class citizens
    4. No long term carrer prospects in QA field
    5. Has become too political, where who you know makes more difference in your carrer growth than what you do

    Advice to Management

    Start looking into long term carrer prospects for QAs in Amazon. They seem to be leaving in droves


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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