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"Kindle is a company unto itself."

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Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The people are intense and intelligent. They like to have fun, and they work hard. Kindle has autonomy to do a lot of things first, so innovation is rampant.

Cons

The team you are on makes all the difference. If you are on a team that is not well-managed, you are in trouble.

Advice to Management

Fight for the ones that you find valuable. Sometimes that means allowing people to transfer early.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's an ok place to work but I do not like having to be at 100% everyday to keep my job"

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    Current Employee - AFE in Whitestown, IN
    Current Employee - AFE in Whitestown, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Can apply for your benefits on the first day of work

    Cons

    Only Amazonians can make up to 14.50/hr
    False advertisement on tv and radio for integrity


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Tough, meat grinder of an employer; but great pay and experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst Intern in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You will learn a ton
    -You will have a LOT of responsibility; really gives you a chance to prove yourself
    -Get to work with brilliant people at a truly history-making company
    -Great pay

    Cons

    -Incredibly tough environment. On my team (which albeit was slightly unusual being SO new) we all worked like dogs and got absolutely no thanks for it.
    -You are on your own. There is very rarely any support.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within. It never ceases to amaze me that a company with so many brilliant minds rarely ever promotes its own employees. It was very common for people to quit, work elsewhere, then return at a hire position rather than simply receive a promotion.

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