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"Great company, lots of opportunity to learn."

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

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are lots of opportunities to learn and try different jobs. Coworkers are smart and motivated. The company thinks long term and is constantly innovating. Employees are empowered to drive change.

Cons

The company lacks processes in certain areas. Training is limited but getting better. Good place if you like to work in an unstructured environment.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    you can work with best people their..with rigorous learning

    Cons

    I cant think of any


  2. Helpful (18)

    "Work, Work and have no fun, life"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon will let you bring your pet to work. The dress code is very casual. The downtown area where headquarters are located is beautiful.

    Cons

    This company has grown so fast, it has placed incapable individuals in high and mid level management roles, that makes things very stressful day to day. Managers only care to blame someone to cover their own shortcomings. The work atmosphere is anything but fun it feels like a sweatshop. There are too many managers and very few employees who do the actual work. Most people working there are impulsive, irritated and burnt out from overwork. It is not a family oriented company, work days are very long and stretch into weekends, one person’s work load normally equates to 2-3 people’s worth of workload, if someone complains about workload, they are told that everyone around here works 2-3 people’s worth of work, so go back and work harder. Eventually, everyone burns out and looks for better jobs elsewhere. This causes a constant churn of employees, new people are constantly being brought in and there’s never a stable team.
    Moreover, there is no recognition of employees. Even after delivering stuff, there is hardly any feeling of achievement because it is not attributed to employees and they are not recognized.
    Too many layers of managers who do nothing but micro manage their employees and play dirty politics. The annual review process is completely flawed, it favors connected and old timers over the new employee. Pay raises are very low to none, promotions are only given to people who are not qualified but are well connected to the top. This company has such an excellent customer service for outside customers but it has most terrible service for the "inside” employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees as disposable assets, you do not have to constantly recruit people, treat your employees well and they will stay longer with the company

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