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"great if you are hardworking"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great people. great tasks. a perfect place to master technical skills

Cons

work takes major part of your free time

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Disdain and contempt for candidates does not equal Customer Centric"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free pizza weekly; some good co-workers that want to do a good job but get bogged down in sending crappy candidates just for numbers stake not because they remotely meet the bar for the role.

    Cons

    The disdain and contempt that interviewers have for candidates is overwhelming and embarrassing; managers miss calls, reschedule at the last minute or want to talk to people on the weekends....guess who gets the call from the irate candidate on the weekend? They talk about leadership principals and finding the best of the best but they pay crappy, have mediocre benefits....nickel and dime you on stocks that cost you coming and going. Throwing paper at the managers of unqualified candidates who have never been contacted is like a 3rd Party Agency mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Get better tools so recruiters do not spend so much time in between 3 systems; reporting for reporting sake is stupid; capture actual data of results versus throwing paper at managers. Finally have people in leadership roles that have actually recruited with these systems; having a director who has never recruited makes no sense as they have no understanding of recruiting and what good quality recruiting is.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work, Bad Place for a Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you have the right boss and things align well for you. There is no shortage of opportunity to get involved in pretty cool projects and if you like a high pace of change this is a great place to dive in and make a difference.

    Cons

    If you're in operations understand that the operation runs 24/7. Holidays are just like any retail position, i.e. your working. Generally speaking to move up, the company will ask you to relocate, and if you have a family, that may be something to consider.

    Advice to Management

    People, not metrics, drive success.

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