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"Company of Smart People"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to very happy customers.
Very smart colleagues
Fun atmosphere
Excellent tools
People do try to do the right thing

Cons

Having very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out
While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a culture of disciplined spending/frugality. I don't really think this is too much of a problem although other people seeking the "Google" perks will probably be disappointed.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "It's a fast-paced, ever-changing, figure it out as you go along job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    4 day work weeks for most positions, clean and safe work environment, flexible work schedule, stock grants, health care benefits

    Cons

    Very boring, repetitive work for labor positions. Difficult to get promoted from hourly to management, poor communication, loud environment, no time to have any fun, good work gets unnoticed

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. The company can afford higher pay. Let them know when they do a good job.


  2. "Area manager seasonal contract work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay I thought was above average
    hours - was perfect 4 -10 hr shifts

    Cons

    Lack of communication between managers

    Advice to Management

    Communicated with managers before so everyone is not telling employees to do different things.


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