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Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

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

ProsAmazon 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.

ConsThe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Doing the same tedious work over and over.

    Labor (Former Employee) Covington, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Easy quick hiring process. And for that it does pay better then… Cons: Hard labor and working with the dumbest people ever. After making a suggestion I… Advice to Senior Management: Improve training process for new employees so that they can learn multiple jobs. Thus making days seem more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    2 people found this helpful  

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Recruiters are polite, thorough, very organized. Schedule phone screenings and any additional phone interviews as needed. You are given sufficient time to ask… Cons: Mid Managers are not impressive. Don't like to be questioned or challeneged. For the most part , the are not "experts" in their… Advice to Senior Management: If you expect the best from people you hire, you should in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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