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Helpful (7)

"Big tech company"

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon is a fast growing company with its tendrils in numerous areas of commerce and technology. Its great to work on something that has a major global impact.

Cons

Its a big company that can have some issues with bureaucracy weighing down innovation. There are also pockets of political fiefdom where ambitious individuals will put their own needs ahead of those of the customer.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring so many execs from Microsoft ;)

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (13)

    "And I quote, "if you want to have a life, you shouldn't work at Amazon.""

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    Former Employee - Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Site Merchandiser in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dogs in the office; Tom Douglas restaurants on campus; buildings have gorgeous views

    Cons

    0 work/life balance; expectations aren't shared; little to no pride in the company or job; high turnover; review system seems designed to fail

    Advice to Management

    Employees work better when they feel inspired, and when they can sleep soundly at night without having nightmares about work (whether that's being fired or just disappointing management). Expectations for each job should be shared freely, not only when the employee is going through performance coaching due to a poor review. It needs to be easier to be promoted, and a few perks (free Prime, for example) wouldn't hurt...


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and beautiful Seattle views. The people who work at Amazon are among the best and very capable. Some of my best confidants have come from my coworkers. At Amazon I feel happy and like I'm making a difference.

    Cons

    There aren't very many cons when it comes to Amazon, but I suppose one possible con could include the fact that it's in the city, which personally I love but isn't some people's cup of tea.

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