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"Fast paced, but fantastic opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Data Analyst in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- If you are proactive with your career and engage your management actively, you can go almost anywhere.
 - Compensation is good, but tied primarily into the stock. The better the company does, the better you do.
 - Darwinistic culture means you generally work with some solid people.
 - Customer is the focus and not in the company jargon sense, but really the core foundation of everything we do.
 - This is a writing culture, be prepared to write well thought and constructed 6 pagers.

Cons

- Work-life balance can be very rough for some to maintain. It requires some backbone however, to simply say to your management that this deadline isn't deliverable and here is why.
- Compensation can be tricky since it is tied up so much in the stock.
- Some employees slip through the cracks of the performance bar and can make life fairly miserable.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Great place to work !"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shooter in Fernley, NV
    Current Employee - Shooter in Fernley, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits if you are hired on regular and not through an agency, they have many incentives that they have where they give away products based on your performance or just a random.

    Cons

    The people that have been working their for a long time try to run over the new people, and times they will change the your schedule from 40 to 65 hours without


  2. "Great place to intern. Be ready for frugality though and you will love it !"

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

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

    Pros

    Great access to work across the company. Very smart people and a great place to start your career. Most managers are accessible and make time to discuss your work and how your time in the company has been

    Cons

    Work life balance is a decision on how fast you want to grow vs how relaxed you want to be. Also, ON CALL DUTY is really terrible for certain teams. So cross your fingers !!

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