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Helpful (10)

"Great company"

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

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

Pros

Pros:
+ Like others have said, you are really encouraged to act as a business owner.
+ Work is fast paced and can be a grind, but there is never a dull moment.
+ Strong commitment to the Leadership Principles.
+ Commitment to the long term goals of the company vs. parity with retail competitors.
+ Employees are rewarded for their work and compensated appropriately.
+ Beautiful campus

Cons

Cons:
- Can be a grind - long hours are the rule, not the exception. Work life balance is heavily weighted to work.
- Management and management expectations varies greatly from business unit to business unit.
- Typical red-flags within a company (like high turnover) are not investigated.
- Culture is very male-centric. Women need to have thick skin and be willing to speak up and be heard.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Challenging and intense environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You learn new technologies and are challenged every day. You need to be at your best every day. There are many brilliant colleagues which keep environment motivated and challenging,

    Cons

    Once you join, there is very very limited scope of growth (compensation wise and career wise both). So if you do not negotiate well at the time of joining then you might repent afterwards.
    Since there are very few levels so promotion takes 6-12+ years from Mid to senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Create more fun at work environment and create more opportunities of growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very growth oriented."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - IT/Facilities Technician in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stock compensation plans are generous. Managers push you to develop to your full potential and beyond and will support you. Very family like culture and if you make or exceed their minimum requirements when you first come on board, you do have a real opportunity for success. Amazon deeply appreciates anyone with solid leadership abilities. They aggressively seek to recruit military personnel and will take seriously any genuine recommendations for improvement even from their lowest level associates.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of hard work with little time to do it in. Work life balance can be very challenging. Amazon practices a lean culture but it is at times a little too lean to the point where resources are not available achieve goals. They also focus a lot of relocation so if you really want to go far in the company, don't expect to settle down in one geographical area for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing while still recognizing that at the end of the day family is what life is all about.

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