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"overworked, over-stressed, under-appreciated"

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Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Editor in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

smart people, new technologies, entreprenurial spirit

Cons

too much work, too little appreciation and recognition, unequal work-life balance, extreme favoritism (and I wasn't one of the favorites!), lots of brown-nosing required (not one of my talents!) management's truth is the ultimate truth--there is no overcoming it, overall the worst work experience of my life.

Advice to Management

get a grip on reality...people are telling you what they think you want to hear--not the real situation and how to solve the problem.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am very proud to have been a part of Amazon. It could be a frustrating place to work, but it was never boring. I have never felt so mentally stimulated.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard. Jeff Bezos is amazing but he has no concerns for you individually. That didn't bother me at all, but you have to know that going in.

    Advice to Management

    When I worked there many frustrated me, and I would have passed them on to senior management. Now, however, looking back on what they have achieved, I wouldn't suggest they change anything.


  2. "be prepared! You have to work very hard."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good for development for a new hire. You'll learn a lot from peers. Good money too.

    Cons

    tough operations. slow in promotion.

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanagement! trust your engineers.

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