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"great company for consumers"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Talented people, downtown/near-downtown location.
Different teams can feel very different. But overall they hold similar culture.
If you are lucky and find a reasonable team, you might be able to enjoy it. But not so much for other teams.

Cons

it's better to be a customer than an employee.
no work life balance. management expects you to work late.
uncompetitive compensation.
on-call.
political issue. This can be nasty sometimes.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Watch out and quit in 1.5 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary is competitive. They are willing to give you a 20-30% bump if you switch from Microsoft.
    - Technology is interesting in a few teams; many teams (like GPS or TRMS) do very mundane work though.
    - Good career boost when you quit (most people quit in 1-2 years)

    Cons

    Only choose Amazon if you have no other comparable option. Compensation package can be good, but remember that you are trading more hours and peace of mind.
    - It's not a happy place to work. Everyone is trying to survive and get through their pile of work.
    - There are plenty of better places to work, with better work environments and work-life balance.
    - Certain teams (like GPS and TRMS) do really mundane work that no one really cares about. No opportunity for career growth.
    - Management can be inexperienced and ruthless, a bad combination. Several people on my team were fired with no notice and questionable motives.
    - Long work hours. Always on culture.
    - Swim or sink culture. You are responsible for your survival; your managers and peers don't really care if you don't do well.
    - Lot of churn; people quit frequently or change teams.
    - Offices are bare and depressing.
    - Benefits? Just the bare minimum.
    - There are plenty of better choices. Only

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon - great but not perfect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Hazleton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It pays decently well, the conditions aren't bad and safety is much better than most warehouses.

    Cons

    Management can send conflicting messages at times.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a true set of values and set up all your policies around them. Treat all employees fair, including at the supervisor level and apply every policy the same way every time and the morale would get a lot better.

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