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"Best Company on Earth!"

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

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

Pros

-competitive salaries with RSUs
-entrepreneurial spirit and ability to make a difference
-work/life balance is possible if you manage it

Cons

-Seattle weather
-hard to get promoted

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast growing company with room for advancement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-billion dollar company that is relatively new. Plenty of room to climb the corporate ladder. They count two years of Amazon experience as a bachelors degree.

    Cons

    Corporate BS, but hey, what job doesn't have that

    Advice to Management

    Free health insurance


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Better than your average sweat shop!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Very sharp people, cutting edge (with some blood flowing). Excellent hiring bonus. There are excellent "pockets" of staff -- but they tend to be the exception and not the rule.

    Cons

    Still suffers from high turnover with staff. Lack of significant experience in management result in a lot of pro-forma decisions and little empathy. There is a general feeling that employees are temporary (and will voluntarily or involuntarily move on) once they slip out of the top 40% of performers. Most recruits are straight from University and as a result, tend to be accepting of abuse that is common in grad schools.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your IT people growth -- Amazon profit margin is dropping towards negative fast. Shareholders may push for cuts -- and IT personnel costs is a big target. If you do any IT layoffs, this may result in the best moving on quickly elsewhere....


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