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"A really good place for new grad"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

fast-paced, working friendly,can learn a lot a lot

Cons

I just stayed there for 7 month, so I do not have any more to say.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to learn and build a new business, super smart and friendly peers, but be ready to work work work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a LOT by doing lots of different things, good guidance from managers and peers, had tons of responsibilities, great experience post-MBA. Super smart co-workers. A strong customer oriented, disruptive business philosophy that drives amazing innovation and build news business. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Worked a lot with little work-life balance. Management and supervisors care little about your career, or personal time, or overall career growth.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Innovative company, smart people, no work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Category Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Category Leader in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon employs the best and the brightest, the culture is metrics-driven and employees are given autonomy and empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    The Director-level management and above simply do not care how many hours you work or about development. They are managers, not leaders. Many of them lack a simple understanding of how to select, hire, and retain talent. Nor do they care. They rely on Amazon’s stock performance as a retention method. The review process is a forced-ranking cage-match, therefore peers are more interested in highlighting their wins and trying to tank others in order to get ahead. It’s an unhealthy, toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the value of productive employees with industry knowledge instead of hiring “smart people to figure it out”. MIT grads don’t’ have practical experience and are often not effective. Smart people often reinvent the wheel. Learn what systems should be developed in-house vs. leveraging something already existing in the market place. You are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for dev teams to invent something that is already in the marketplace, with better functionality. Create succession plans

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