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"Worst work environment for non-tech people. They do not provide much growth opportunity."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operation Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Operation Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You are always surrounded by the smartest engineers and skilled project managers. Very innovative and you are always asked to come up with new ideas and improvement.

Cons

No work-life balance, and the management does not show interest in your work-life balance. I have reported to 6 different managers so far, and only 1 of them showed sincere interest in the employees well-being.

Advice to Management

You need to offer growth opportunity for those who are 'home grown' long time contributing Amazonians. I have seen many long time contributors (mainly people with non-tech positions) who end up being managed out but provided very little opportunity to continue contributing due to the company's very fast growth in the past 5 years. Even when you manage out, show some respect to them. They worked hard for you to establish the basic of Amazon. Pay more attention to their employees well-being too.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

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    Cons

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    "Internship review summer 2013"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    mentor available all the time
    manager very understanding and helpful
    Team support

    Very interesting project
    Many resources
    great pay

    Cons

    Takes quiet some effort to get used to amazon internal tools
    no free food oncampus :(

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