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"Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good Compensation
Opportunity to work on great open source technologies
Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them)
You can disagree with you manager

Cons

Your manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do.
Very poor work life balance.
Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution.
If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

Advice to Management

Try to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates.
Be practical, not egoistic.
Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Good Company for Experienced and Smart people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    + Flexible Office Hours
    + Good career growth
    + Excellent people around

    Cons

    - No work-life balance
    - To many operational activities


  2. "Worth the time you spend in the office!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Accounts Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun to work. Work's not too monotonous.

    Cons

    Very data driven even to run a small task


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