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"I love working here"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Working at Amazon for the last 4 years, it has been the best place I've worked so far. Engineers and management loves the customers. Pretty much any great idea can be taken to market - who would of thought a book selling company would be a world leader in cloud computing ? There is also lots of opportunity to move around the company provided that you have good relationship with your peers and direct manager. Last but not least, the CEO is really really smart and genuinely cares about his top performing employees. Whether he anticipated it or not, the hiring freeze BEFORE the recession hit was pure genius. One of the few companies with zero recession layoffs.

Cons

Biggest complaint is the spotty performance of managers, especially the bad apples. Bad apples are allowed to work their employees like a dog and fire them even if they are really good performers. If you get stuck with a bad manager, be nice and quietly change groups before they ruin your reputation. If you are not a top performer in reference to your peers, best not join the company because your pay is highly tied to how well you do in your performance reviews.

Advice to Management

Give employees the opportunity to move groups even if their manager gives them a poor performance review. Other than that, stay the course and keep innovating on behalf of the customer.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

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    "Amazon.com a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New Castle, DE
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New Castle, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon is a fast paced business that prefers to act rather than wait indefinitely for the perfect solution. The organization is very flat, so responsibility is yours for the taking. They take leadership very seriously, and expect great things from their managers every year.

    Cons

    Can be long hours, but that comes with any operations job.

    Advice to Management

    Like many companies, they sometimes approve savings and projects on loosely formed data. I believe Amazon could use learning a more standardized method of data analysis to better understand and validate the projects they take on and approve.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good place for SDEs, can be very frustrating at times"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot. Get to work on some very complex problems. Get to use a lot of new technologies. Lots of smart people.

    Cons

    A lot of legacy software that should be deprecated. On call support. Cross team communication can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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