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"Amazon - For the fast and furious"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love Amazon Web Services!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, nice people; honest environment, no micro-managing. Everyone behaves like an adult and I see very little political maneuvering. Flexible workplace - as long as you get your work done, it doesn't seem that anyone cares when you are here.

    Cons

    It would be possible to work 24-7 if you aren't good at building your own boundaries. The desks are ergonomically challenging, but that can be addressed with modifications.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    great pay, nice people and extremely good environment. As a mid 20's male with a Bsc and Msc - this was everything I wanted and more

    Cons

    it can be tough to get noticed and have your work appreciated. they do work you hard but it is to be expected

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people more!


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