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"Smart people, challenging problems, long hours, good luck getting promoted"

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Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Low tolerance for bs
Document-based meetings make sure people have thought things through
Very smart leadership

Cons

Managers are too busy to coach, or manage
Long, long hours
Un-even promotion bar across departments, low promotion rate to Sr. Manager or higher - bar is a lot lower for external hires into higher level position than in-house promotion

Advice to Management

If you find someone good enough to rate at the highest level for three consecutive reviews, promote them or coach them, or they will leave and work for your competitor.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "AWS"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, collaborative work environment with minimal bureaucracy. Interesting work that's on the forefront of the field. The customer-centric culture leads to steady innovation and quality products that are always improving.

    Cons

    Some teams have a rough on-call. AWS seemed a bit less laid back than some other departments.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible place to work!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Stow in Haslet, TX
    Former Contractor - Stow in Haslet, TX

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company pays for insurance. The warehouse is amazing. They will have robots. Nice break rooms... free coffee, your so tired you can't enjoy any of it.

    Cons

    This place treats you like a robot!!! Runs as if your in the military. I would never recommend anyone to work here. Slave labor.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off your numbers. Treat your employee's right. Work faster...faster...faster...

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