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"How long can you do this?"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Many; you can try new things; you'll learn new things about yourself and your limits.

Cons

Work-life balance is not recognized as legitimate. We're making history which means you can find another job if that's what you want.

Advice to Management

Take a hard look at your internal talent evaluation. It's too subjective based mostly on the interview.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "They say their small teams operate like startups... maybe like 1990s startups."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small teams
    Smart senior people
    Market leader in products

    Cons

    Teams aren't integrated together
    Dated internal tools
    Slow
    Hypocritical values on some teams
    Managers drastically different operating styles, yet you have to stay a year before you're elligible for a transfer

    Advice to Management

    If you say you're agile, do agile, not a half assed inbetween of agile and waterfall. Focus more on building up your internal tools, instead of rushing code for deadlines, you say you don't sacrifice long term value for short term benefit, but sometimes I fail to see it.


  2. "Happy @ Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High degree of creativity allowed. High degree of independence to complete work.

    Cons

    A lot of work to do. Very difficult to get necessary headcount to support the success of the department/company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest internally in things other than FC's and Software.

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