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Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

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Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Amazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

Cons

The culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very Dynamic, good place to start career, learn lot of things in less period of time, Business is growing and expanding so too many things to learn

    Cons

    One gets lost on the core and delivering due to so much happening around. Too much volatility due to continuous change in the business. Promotions are hard. Career and self development is neglected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good employer with good chances

    Cons

    salary and bonuses are not too high

    No opinion of CEO
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