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"You will learn a lot... and will be stressed out most of the time."

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Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Coworkers are really smart
You learn a ton
Generally very fast-paced

Cons

High-pressure environment
Long hours
Burn-out is likely

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Intense company. Intelligent and dedicated people"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock keeps going up :)
    Get to learn a lot from team mates.
    Great managers (for the most part)
    You can take on as much responsibility as you want and grow.
    Chance to be part of one of the fastest growing 100Billion company

    Cons

    on call
    job can be stress full at times
    a lot of people are workaholics which pushes everyone to work harder and harder

    Advice to Management

    Get support engineers for all teams. There is no good justification for hiring expensive software engineers and making them do support work. Build better internal tools for SDEs (this is improving quite a bit, but there is a ways to go)


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Work hard, have no fun"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, company is growing, lot of opportunity if you can connect with right folks.
    City of Seattle is beautiful (more on it below)

    Cons

    At Amazon, there's no balance between work and family life, working hours are very long, you will have no time for yourself or friends and family.
    For newcomers, it is a complete sink/swim scenario, managers do not care for their employees, you have to watch for your back. People are unfriendly, you will be doing tons of things right, but one wrong thing and you will be criticized openly in front of your seniors and peers. Lot of politics at the higher level, top cares about themselves and to save their interests they do not hesitate to sacrifice the employees, games are played at employees expense. The annual review process favors old timers and well connected.
    Company is full of ‘A’ type robotic employees, they are very high on the company Kool-aid. You will work hard but it will not be fun. There are lot of product and project managers but not enough engineers to do the work. If you can master the game of passing bucks, you will do well.
    City of Seattle is beautiful only for 1-2 months, rest of the year, it is cloudy (low hanging grey clouds), rainy and cold. It can get depressing without sun shine for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Attracting smart people as employees is good thing, make sure that they can stick around, welcome them and help them assimilate in the company culture, employees are assets, treat them well.

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