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"pretty good place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development in Seattle, WA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

If you are good and can handle the pressure you will go far

Cons

You better be ready to back your opinions up with tons of data or they will laugh at you.

Advice to Management

Communicate the specific strategy to the employees

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Micromanagement will drive you crazy, but opportunities are there."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on many different projects, smart people in general. Genuinely oriented towards customers.

    Cons

    Constant, time-wasting micro-management. Absurd attention to tiny details by the most senior managers and VPs, and certainly by Bezos himself. Often a sense of wasted effort when some VP's whim changes. A very decentralized organization, which can make things very political--often the loudest jerk wins the argument.

    Advice to Management

    Trust employees to do their jobs better. Stop meddling. Provide actual strategic leadership, not vague ideas about "doing better." Also: get your dicks out of your hands and start providing some resources for professional development: educational and training budgets, conference travel, etc. Amazon is very frugal, to the point of being stingy with pretty much every benefit other than salary.


  2. "Hard work pays off"

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    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Supplier Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is fast paced and challenging

    Cons

    People work very hard. By very hard I mean damn hard.

    Advice to Management

    don't change a thing

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