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"It was the best of times...it was the worst of times..."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

DIY attitude. The compensation was good. People were very friendly.

Cons

DIY attitude. If you are not used to patching things up with duct tape, then this is not the company for you. The management can be non-existent and ineffective at times. You must be the type of person who can work in ambiguity.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Good for young people to start their career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    smart people, fast paced environment, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    long hours, bad work-life balance


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    "Amazon - For the fast and furious"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Amazon the perfect is not the enemy of the good. It's a place where one can produce good work quickly along with a plan for incremental improvement that moves toward perfection.
    Lots of resources means that although Amazon may be behind in an area; when the business sees that something is important, it can ramp quickly to the status of parity and even as a pace setter. Lots of ownership. Lots of latitude to resolve ambiguity in creative ways. RSUs are super! Relocation! Cash bonus at signing! Royal treatment during recruiting!

    Cons

    Siloed. Managment by project sometimes makes people managers of project managers. As a result, it can be hard to get support for personal development.
    The pace of work is often too fast to deliver the "highest quality". So rework is often required.
    Leadership principles are excellent as a guide, but could use improvement in consistent execution. More time should be spent developing people and modeling the leadership principles and core competencies.

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