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6 people found this helpful  

Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying

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

Pros- Strong, customer-focused culture
- Work with brilliant and motivated talent
- Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
- High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

Cons- Micromanagement culture
- Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
- Challenging work-life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    19 people found this helpful  

    Be Prepared to Never See Your Family and Friends Again

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

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


    Pros: Obscene signing bonuses, great stock offers, lots of opportunity to… Cons: No support for work-life balance, grueling 70-80 hour weeks are pretty standard, benefits definitely sub-par relative to Microsoft/Google/Nordstrom, high attrition means disruptive turnover, parking is… Advice to Senior Management: Lighten up and let employees have lives outside the office. Retaining talent means investing in more than just employee output… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    17 people found this helpful  

    Slave ship of infinite sadness

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: One thing you can count on is that your coworkers will be very intelligent people. The culture encourages being objective, courteous, and precise. This goes… Cons: Morale is dismal. Amazon does not integrate people - it consumes people. You will be worked to death, and mostly because the "development tools" need… Advice to Senior Management: Don't leave it to your employees to report anything to you that they won't be rewarded for. Take the initiative of keeping your team communicating… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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