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"Big impact work, great team, no work life balance"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Technical Program Manager III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Technical Program Manager III in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Smart, highly motivated team, initiatives that have direct customer impact, high visibility in the organization. Own your product end-to-end from conception to implementation to delivery to maintenance.

Cons

Very aggressive goals, no work life balance. Boss works harder than me because boss has more agressive goals. Company expects to work hard, work smart and work long hours. All teams own online services and you are never off work if you are the manager. Need to invest in a support org for live issues that pop up in the middle of the night.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced warehouse environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Patterson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Move anywhere in the country

    Cons

    Work life balance.
    Small fish in a big pond

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who pays the bills


  2. "Great experience, love-it-or-hate-it culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Senior Product Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Senior Product Manager Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is challenging, and you can immediately see the effects of your efforts in the products. It's also great to work for a company whose products you actually use, so that you have a more personal connection to the product. There is no shortage of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    The culture is fast-paced, competitive and conducive to employees with strong, type-A personalities. I must qualify this statement by saying that I previously worked in the manufacturing industry, which tends to be much more slow paced and traditional. However, I felt like the workload at Amazon was very high even by tech company standards, and the expectations for performance are high. It is definitely a high stress environment, which doesn't suit everyone's work style.

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