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"Amazon's the world's largest non-profit startup"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Almost everyone at Amazon is very talented, and the culture that Amazon explicitly values is positively unique among other megacorporations. The company is pretty generous with stock grants, though they tend to have protracted vesting schedules (could hardly be more so).

Cons

What you've heard about pagers is true. Amazon is frugal to a fault, and most technical roles involve at least some portion of after-hours on-call operational support, no matter how talented you think you are. AWS is something of an exception; that org has more outsourced support teams to help with some of the more established service issues. Negotiate on the way in because, like many companies, annual compensation increases are modest at best. The company also has a very bad habit of buying the cheapest possible laptops for even its technical employees.

Advice to Management

Avoiding attrition by valuing your contributors is important! Small things can matter a lot more than they cost. Even young people need work/life balance for long-term success, and people at any age need to sleep uninterrupted most of the time.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Ops Engineering Intern Program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good manager, nice enough people, ambitious company, interesting experience

    Cons

    Relocation mandatory, a lot of corporate platitudes, middle management turnover was alarming

    Advice to Management

    Investigate ways to either better retain middle management team or more effectively handle turnover.


  2. "LOVE amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The associates you work with are amazing!! It is a fun and rewarding place to work.
     They offer great benefits and a challenging work environment!

    Cons

    Some days you work long hours, specially over peak season, there is a lot of turnover with the tier 1 associates and do not like amazons point policy.

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