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  1. Helpful (23)

    "Amazon has it's ups and downs, and high risk reward, like the Seahawks!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Online Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazon is doing amazing things in so many areas: media, cloud, fulfillment, hardware, grocery, Fire/Kindle. The stock growth over time is great bonus too.

    Cons

    Having multiple managers in a short period of time combined with moving between teams, resets the upward mobility opportunities. From 3 counts of personal experience (plus colleagues), management failed to take major life changing moments (i.e., birth or a death in the family) into account when allowing for time to celebrate or grieve. Meaning they didn't have a backup plan to cover for employee that was on a leave...

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    Advice to Management

    Update Jeff's quote "Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History" to be: "Work like you job depends on it, because if you don't you'll be history".

    Amazon2015-02-11
  1. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment Wonderful people to work with and share ideas

    Cons

    none comes to mind at the moment

    Amazon2019-07-12
  2. Helpful (1933)

    "You Get What You Put In"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

    Amazon2016-01-11

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