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"Great company"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time

Pros

-Interesting work
-Smart co-workers to learn from
-Good pay
-Many web service tech to become familiar with

Cons

-Painful pager duty
-Prioritizes quick launches over stable products
-Workload can get high
-Minimal perks

I think the above is applicable to many large companies, but the pager duty is something specific with Amazon.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great people, great reputation"

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

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees with good benefits and often stock options. The Amazon motto of "Work hard, Have fun, Make history" are always displayed, and they make an effort to create a productive atmosphere that is both serious and lighthearted.

    Cons

    The large scale of this company can sometimes be daunting. The interview process was exhausting and tough. Be sure to follow up. It also can feel like they cycle through temporary workers quite often. So if you are full-time and the other associates around you keep changing, it can be a bit frustrating and disorienting.


  2. "Make sure you know what you are signing up for --- Crazy hours and Compensation Traps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Top tier operations experience
    -Working with top talent

    Cons

    -Not uncommon to work 60+ hours per week
    -Nights and Weekends
    -Compensation traps
    -Unrealistic expectations
    -Politics

    Advice to Management

    -Practice what you preach
    -Follow up

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