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Helpful (6)

Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying

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

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It's not perfect, but it's pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to learn from smart people, particularly at our remote development site. There's a lot of opportunity for motivated engineers to learn a lot about all aspects of software development and make a direct difference to the business.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion or different work are limited at our remote development site. And dealing with people in other sites is a common source of stress.

    Advice to Management

    "Think big" is a core competency at Amazon. Senior management may be thinking big, but it would be nice if they shared more about the vision with us as it's not always clear.

  2. Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility...
    Focus on Execution...
    Good mentorship...
    Decent compensation...
    Most prestigious function in the company...
    Visibility...

    Cons

    No direction. Got to figure out everything on your own.

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