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"Amazonian"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

compensation/RSUs, innovative culture, fast pace, allows dogs, opportunity for advancement

Cons

work life balance, career development is often self-driven

Advice to Management

Find more ways to show you value your employees contribution to the team and company.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "You Are a Replacement Part"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get hands dirty on work millions use on daily bases. Unlike Microsoft, this company across the lake does ship code.

    Cons

    1. Very twisted compensation package. You are evaluated based on salary+stock, which should be 'given' although not vested, but the management sees that as 'you are well compensated' and would give away next to nothing for the hard work next year.

    2. Terrible on-call. It's really a nightmare. Work-life balance is as bad as the worst story your friend told you. IT'S ALL TRUE.

    3. Very bad benefit package. But you knew it when you got the offer, so can't complain too much about it.

    4. Middle management is not transparent at all. You see the tree but not the forest. Sometimes they'd lie about promotion/compensation to get you work extra on top of already overloaded work-life balance. But it could be just my case.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management has great vision and the direction is great.

    Please treat your employees well. They are NOT replacement part. Being frugal is ridiculously emphasized. You can keeping hiring people with high turnover rate now, but this is not right. Bezos said 'kindness is a choice' during his Princeton speech, well, 'kindness' is definitely the choice Amazon chose to treat its employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Love / Hate Relationship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager III in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager III in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of cool projects, really value their top employees, good compensation

    Cons

    poor health care benefits, caustic work environment (dog eat dog), high attrition rate, too much work not enough life balance, really only values top top employees

    Advice to Management

    Consider the reputation that you have in the community. You have 1/2 of an incredible company (i.e. the smart people, cool projects, $ to spend, customer focus), but your regretted attrition rate speaks to a culture that doesn't truly value its employees.

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