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"Working with Amazon"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Rich technologies and infrastructure is a big plus to move faster and learn at same pace.

Cons

Employees not counted, highly competitive environment leads to wrong choice and employees are sacrificed.

Advice to Management

Leadership principals are the pillars of success to business, but those often used conveniently.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Depends on the team, and that can change fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people. You get to make a significant difference for millions of customers. As long as the stock keeps going up, total compensation is above market.

    Cons

    Some areas put a lot of pressure on their employees. Some areas have horrific work/life balance. The constant raising of the bar and the push to top-grade makes it hard to maintain consistency and allow really smart people to fail and stay with the company.

    Advice to Management

    While raising the bar is good in theory, the way it is implemented forced me to get rid of good people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging company which needs to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenges, qualitative culture, customer obsession, fierce market positioning

    Cons

    organizational bloat (hiring without need), company size, work-life balance, lack of support for growth

    Advice to Management

    avoid organizational bloat, and build more ownership in teams

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