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"Great Company varying experience depending on your group"

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Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Visionary leadership from Bezos, that is maintaining the 25-35% growth rates in a $65BN company. Opportunities for movement within the company, and a very talented workforce across the board

Cons

The turnover can be pretty high as there are a lot of type A personalities all trying to be the next great thing can be exhilirating but also very frustrating. Some groups have mastered the balance and keep their teams happy and challenged, others have not and have just untenable turnover rates that puts stress on the people who remain.

Advice to Management

Need to focus a little more on the retention of the company

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Fast-moving and inspiring but long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant people, fast-moving and industry-changing products, top-level salary vs. peers, will let you take initiative early on, pure meritocracy

    Cons

    slow promotions (intentionally designed that way), aggressive culture, long hours for a tech company, zero perks (not even a subsidized lunch)

    Advice to Management

    Frugality is awesome, but at times it is a bit too much (e.g., subsidize the cafeteria...)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Welcome to the jungle!"

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the culture. Everyone is very nice and super helpful.

    Cons

    It can be stressful sometimes as you are working long hours.

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