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"You can make a big difference!"

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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 3 years)

Pros

Although Amazon can be stressful, you can make a big impact here. Amazon is growing and as a recruiter you are at the center of the growth. You set your strategy and execute with support from the business. They have been understaffed for a while and are always very gracious when you do your job.

Jeff Bezos is a genius, and you feel lucky to work at Amazon at this stage in the company's life cycle. At first I did not notice it, but after working here for a while I realized I had become a much better recruiter.

Amazon does the right thing when it comes to candidates and the hiring process. It feels nice to know that 100% of the time they will do the right thing.

Cons

The workload is high, you need to learn to prioritize and work smart vs. hard. As with any organization that is growing there are bumps in the road.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer -- learning lots of things at the early stage of your career, while lacking real senior engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    broad Java technical stack
    high volume hard problems
    decent payment

    Cons

    high work load
    lacking real senior engineers
    not enough time for development

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good for your career, less so if you're a mom"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smartest people, best in process, excited about the work, definite growth in job skills and functions that make you very marketable elsewhere.

    Cons

    If you enjoy your job, tough -- you're expected to move up or over to another team/role after 2 years or you don't look "successful". At least until you move to a level 6, then there's more flexibility. Not a good place for working moms. Inflexible on work arrangements (telecommuting etc)

    Advice to Management

    Stop churning through talent like water through a sieve, show that you care about your employees so they will work harder for you and stay longer than 2 years.

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