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"Work Hard, Make History, watch your VP get rewarded for it"

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Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon is faced paced. You are working with some amazing customers doing amazing things with technology and you are in the thick of it every day

Cons

Internal systems are a joke, work life balance is largely non-existent, the pace is unrelenting and above all it's un-rewarding. Employees are disposable assets (there's a reason for the very high turnover - which leads to lack of continuity), perks are non-existent and "bonuses" are in the form of RSUs that don't vest for 2 years (and forget about pay rises)

Advice to Management

Take a long look at the internal IT systems... they're a joke. Look at how you reward people for working themselves into the ground. Customer Obsession and Frugality is one thing but at the rate of turnover there's no continuity and no long term ownership ... eventually the house of cards will collapse (as it's starting to in AppStore)

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was on a good team. I had regular 1:1 meetings with my manager. They provided subsidized housing for the duration of the internship. Good pay. You can move fairly easily within the company, so if you don't like your manager or are not interested in your current work you can apply for other positions fairly easily.

    Cons

    Not as many fancy benefits as some of the other larger companies, especially for non-interns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "very competitive environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good . Work is challenging

    Cons

    Overworked, employees and teams pitted against each other

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