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"Fire hose, lots of talent, constant change, high bar, rewarding."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

I'm with the AWS side of the company and I've been impressed with how much talent you are surrounded by. Things are very dynamic with often interesting problems to solve and great community feeling of knowledge sharing. Also fun with frequent parties and beer bash type social events.

Cons

My view is that of an SE which is a smaller subset of the people at Amazon. The skills you need to get in here aren't going to be used (generally speaking) once you get here. Lots of things are done in very Amazon specific ways (for scale) that may not translate to smaller companies. This isn't a 'con' so much as a word of caution depending on your career goals and position.

Advice to Management

Sometimes there's too much overhead. Dealing with external vendors for example which is a requirement in some cases.. is very painful and protracted. Another example is the work built around forecasting... For a company that changes direction with major projects so frequently is it really wise to spend so many cycles forecasting out more than 1 year at the team level?

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Was difficult work but got paid well, For the type of warehouse job I was doing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for warehouse work

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don't treat your employees like grade schoolers as if they do not know anything. Some of them may have masters degrees and you won't even know it. Just sayin...


  2. Helpful (9)

    "No care for employee satisfaction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Brand Name
    -If lucky then you can get to work with some smart people
    - Innovating new stuff

    Cons

    Where to start?
    - Overworked
    - Not compensated well according the effort and hours
    - Weekends are not fun anymore
    -Manger doesnt care how you feel

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to care for their team members and should try to motivate them rather than micro-managing to an extent of eating habits. Cmon!! Some of the managers here are just due to the experience with no quality education or good skills. where is your HIRE RIGHT ?


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