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"Love / Hate Relationship"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Small Business Feel - Get a lot done but don't spend any money"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, constructive meetings, serious customer focus, and amazing long term perspective. Nothing is done to make this quarter look better, it's allways for the long haul.

    Cons

    Engineers own software that is delivered as a service and they own every aspect from design to development to test to operate to firefight to maintain. This is largely a good thing, but being on a pager duty rotation can put a damper on home life.

    Advice to Management

    Foot the bill for ops folks that can resolve more tickets.


  2. "Challenging and exciting, great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern they provided great opportunities to try different projects and even meet with different departments and positions. Given a good amount of ownership and had great management and career leadership.

    Cons

    When starting as a new employee I was surprised by the lack of on-boarding effort and introductions, but that may differ depending on the department and timing. You just have to ask a lot of questions and put yourself out there.

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