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"Who knew that working toward impossible goals with shoestring budgets could be so rewarding?"

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Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Everyone is inventing all the time so there isn't a chance for the job to get dull or mundane.

I work with amazingly bright and supportive people so there is always someone around to teach me what I don't know.

Cons

The constant change makes it difficult to predict how long it will take things to get done and that creates tremendous levels of stress.

There is never time to take a breath.

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Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Moving at the speed of innovation."

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AWS fosters innovation. Engineers from many teams collaborate to get things done and iterate on improving the ecosystem as a whole. It's truly an amazing process to behold.

    - Always innovating.
    - Some of the best engineers in the world at your fingertips.
    - Learning never stops.
    - Diving deeper as time goes on.
    - Flexible with working from home (team dependent).
    - Fun environment.

    Cons

    - Can be incredibly stressful.
    - Workloads tend to be high and backlogs pile up quickly.
    - Incredibly high bar to get in the door, which makes team growth slow.
    - Very little learning time allocated to employees, and work tends to cut into personal time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive / Sales Representative for Inside Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are all really smart, driven, and hard working. Awesome company overall that has changed the consumer world for the better.

    Cons

    Very, very frugal. The upper management seems to be very male dominated. Hyper-competitive environment, great for Type - A personalities.

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