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Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good Compensation
Opportunity to work on great open source technologies
Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them)
You can disagree with you manager

Cons

Your manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do.
Very poor work life balance.
Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution.
If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates.
Be practical, not egoistic.
Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Work is a four letter word at Amazon.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative and creative, Amazon pushes the boundaries of e-tailing.

    Cons

    They will work you like a dog. Get ready for long hours, weekends and a work life balance that will be throw off your social schedule. Amazon will due the bare minimum to fall in line with city, state and national laws and regulations but don't expect anything more than that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to see high turnover as long as the current structure exists. Lack of respect, trust and career development are just a few shortcomings of the Amazon culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you're a cultural fit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rapid growth
    Strong leadership
    Lots of opportunities to grow and work on exciting projects
    Amazon culture (if you're a good fit)

    Cons

    None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core tenet
    Promotions are a reward for having done the level up job, not a prerequisite to doing the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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