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brilliant technology company, could do better in keeping and developing talent

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

awesome technology company at leading edge of cloud computing

Cons

low career progression, odd style of management, poor compensation

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not Good

    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    * Chance to work and learn things that happen at a mammoth scale.
    * If you are a workaholic, this is your place to be at and learn things quickly.

    Cons

    * Work Environment not on par with good companies like Microsoft, Google or Facebook.
    * Attrition rate is too high among employees.
    * The frugality involved in almost every aspect of the company seems to help no one other than the CEO himself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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