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"Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh"

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Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Amazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

Cons

The culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Amazon is a awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a excellent place to work.

    Cons

    No cons to describe here.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good pay...does not care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Carlisle, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay at Amazon is very fair

    Cons

    They treat their employees as capital recources, not people.

    Advice to Management

    Actually show some real concern for your employees. You will end up with a happier and more prodcutive labor force.

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