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"Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Strong, customer-focused culture
- Work with brilliant and motivated talent
- Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
- High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

Cons

- Micromanagement culture
- Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
- Challenging work-life balance

Advice to Management

Set clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Fast paced and exciting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Plainfield, IN
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Plainfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent benefits, and opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Training minimal and the feedback system needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into training your associates to be ready for the next level.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good money but awful work/life balance, hours, pressure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    money, room for creativity/openness to new ideas and trying new things

    Cons

    many unreasonable expectations, 60 hour+ workweek

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your people's work/life balance and do something to make it better instead of ignoring the problem or thinking just because your worklife was/is hard you have to make it so for all that come after you.


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