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"Fast-moving and inspiring but long hours"

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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...)

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

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    "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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Work hard, have fun, make history"

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

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

    Pros

    High hiring bar and the bar is raised all the time. Keeps the company moving forward. You have the freedom to experiment and challenge existing practices, just bring data. Great executive team. They dive deep and challenge you. Make sure you are prepared.

    Cons

    Can be a tough environment for some. The bar keeps getting raised and some long-time employees fall below it and find themselves managed out. Unfortunately the bar is within each org which means there are pockets of deadwood floating around and not delivering resluts.

    Advice to Management

    Make the review process more data oriented like the rest of our decisions. Lopping off the bottom 10% in each organization means that good people go and deadwood remain safe in other organizations.

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