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"Product Manager"

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Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Steep learning curve. You will get a chance to influence products that are being used by millions. Experience looks good on your resume.

Cons

I would not recommend MBA's to join Amazon. There are a few roles out there which offer good experience but overall I would say 75% chances are that you will get disappointed with your experience. Talk to your colleagues (software and product) before taking up an offer.

The company is very political in director level and up. Contrary to what some say, I have experience it first hand. Smart people in the company are typically not good manager and still get promoted.

Advice to Management

Company is growing, pay attention to the cultural shift. It will to too late to change otherwise. Folks come here to work on the cool products but not for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Keep on getting out of bed and getting to work 10 minutes early."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Safety Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer centric and employee friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough time for training for longtime employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and always give your voice to the company.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "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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