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"Work hard, have fun, make history - in that order!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There's a reason the "work hard" part of this company's tag line is first... You're going to work hard. But if you love what you do and have a passion for the innovative, always-pushing-forward culture, this could be a good fit.

Cons

Work life balance does not exist. At all.

Advice to Management

Find a way to create, innovate and change the world without burning your best and brightest out!

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Excellent company to work ."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team oriented atmosphere, fast paced environment, a lot of room to make independent decisions

    Cons

    Too much time spend on "thinking big" that minute details are often an after thought.

    Advice to Management

    Develop from within. Bringing outsiders in damages both morale and culture. While it might be nececessary, do only as a last resort.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Growing pains/Not for the faint of heart"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest people in the industry.
    You can make a significant impact much like a startup.
    Excellent benefits, parking reimbursement etc.

    Cons

    We seem to be doubling our workforce every year which means half the company is new to the company (no exaggeration). The culture of "bias for action" is lost in some groups. People are more worried about CYA than building the product right in a timely fashion.

    No work/life balance, overload of new hires needing to be mentored at the same time as needing to meet aggressive deadlines is very stressful and is currently causing some churn in the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose your way. There seems to be some loss in corporate culture over the last few years. Don't let entropy creep in.

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