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Business Analyst

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

Prosgreat product to work for
great and passionate people to work with

ConsAll directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had)
Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star
If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly
The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time
Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

Advice to Senior ManagementFrugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up
Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care
Do not reward arrogance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year


Pros: AWS is very good and they give very good services Cons: Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Amazon is a great company to start at.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: -Competitive offers (not the best, but still well above average) -Many of the teams have a similar feel to a start up -It is in Seattle (I… Cons: -With some teams, work life balance is horrible. This is not all teams however, mostly the ones that manage the website directly and are responsible… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure employees know that their work is appreciated. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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