Amazon - Great place to learn and grow | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Lots of talented coworkers and a strong focus on growing talent and providing mentors and mentorship opportunities. - Great projects to work on across a company so big there's pretty much a project for anything you're interested in. - Teams actually have fun and enjoy working together - Excellent place to learn a lot and grow as an engineer or in any role

    Cons

    - Backloaded stock vesting schedule - Few holidays are given off automatically such as President's Day and Memorial Day

    Advice to Management

    - Make stock vesting schedule more balanced (25% per year) - Acknowledge more national holidays such as President's Day and Memorial Day - More workplace perks in the office, snacks are good but more catered events, parties would be fun - Bring back the summer picnic and holiday party

    Amazon2019-03-14
  1. "Good"

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      Former Employee - Overnight Stocker 

      I worked at Amazon part-time

      Pros

      Lots of leeway to operate

      Cons

      Can be portrayed as a toxic environment

      Amazon2019-06-15
    • Helpful (1870)

      "You Get What You Put In"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time

      Pros

      Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

      Cons

      You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

      Advice to Management

      More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

      Amazon2016-01-11

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