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"AWS Experience"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Compensation is good for a new graduate. The organization is clear so that everyone 's accomplishment is available to others. Managers sometimes are good resources to learn.

Cons

Lots of operation stuff instead of concentrating on programming. It is kind of hard to balance between life and work. Working in a small AWS support team, the career opportunities are not good.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "educational"

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    Former Employee - Stocker
    Former Employee - Stocker

    Pros

    working at amazon you can learn a lot in a short period of time, they help trained you for new positions and they are dedicated when it comes to training. Amazon lets you know what you have to do before you do it. schedules are on point, and the directions are very clear.

    Cons

    the cons at amazon would be the parking spaces,the lack of understanding when it comes to school or personal issues, the strictly rules and regulations that makes it impossible to work with. Amazon timely manner are never what they are said to be.

    Advice to Management

    cancel out the 6 point systems and help work with others time and schedule.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "If you can be a jerk, you'll succeed here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Name, Salary, Smart People, HIgh hiring bar

    Cons

    1) Culture/Extreme Micromanagement--This company is run by middle managers that are micro-managers with a stick in hand.

    The philosophy in Amazon is hire smart people, give them money so they'll come and then get work done by stick. If you know how to manage up and dont mind being a jerk to people working for you, you can be assured to be promoted

    2) Lots of reporting--even at L6-L8 what you do is 50% reporting. They dont hire analyst and even at senior manager level what you do is write SQL query to pull data and do very less strategic work

    3) Attitude of - My goal is to keep only my boss happy, even though it may mean i'll give heart attack to my subordinates.

    4) Extreme Type A personalities

    Advice to Management

    The company talks about leadership principles--but do the principle say--The best way to motivate employees is use stick? Is it rocket science to understand that if you have hired smart motivated people you dont have to micromanage every single metric.

    Do the principle say-be the worst people manager and irrespective of subordinates complaining against their manager, they would be promoted?

    Here leadership does not mean motivating and building a team atmosphere, it means deliver result by hook or by crook.

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