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You will learn a lot... and will be stressed out most of the time.

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Current Employee - Vendor Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Coworkers are really smart
You learn a ton
Generally very fast-paced

Cons

High-pressure environment
Long hours
Burn-out is likely

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Ship Clerk  in  Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Breinigsville, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people were great. I met a lot of people that I was happy to work with. Most of the area managers were good people.

    Cons

    They do not hire real managers. Most of them do not know how to deal with people. It is all data management which for Tier III or lower makes life miserable. We never had the help or people to accomplish what was needed. I personally got very little support from my managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication. One purpose to a chain of command is that messages get passed down to those that need the information. Too often it was last minute information instead of planning and talking to people who need to be in the know. Very disappointed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical. Good work is highly recognized. Ideas are listened to. Technical decisions are made with careful analysis.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from being too large. Internal tools sometimes a nightmare to work with. Specialization is difficult. Too much on-call duty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things. Strive for good simple designs. Encourage specialization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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