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Manage your own work/life balance, and it's a great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

Smart and passionate people, interesting problems, and a great connection to the business

Cons

Oncall, managers who ask for more until you say enough

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too frugal, no work-life balance and work is not much interesting in India

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    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - CEO is a visionary
    - An experience to learn how the worlds biggest e-commerce company operates
    - People working here are very smart and talented
    - Agile and fast moving
    - Flexible timing

    Cons

    - Process bureaucracy and jam
    - No work life balance
    - Favoritism
    - Sometimes the "being Frugal" philosophy comes down to being cheap
    - Not much of benefits like other big Internet giants
    - Not much of quality work in India Development Center
    - Employees are treated as "Resource"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to re align mid level management in India to stop bureaucracy, and focus more on people to encourage more talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast growth leads to growing pains in fulfillment network

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    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY (US)
    Former Intern - Pathways Operations Intern in Lexington, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart people; fast-paced environment; strong performance; constant effort to improve operations
    Everyone I met was energetic and eager to improve operations in the warehouse. They are quant hounds who know how to use data to make decisions so this is a great place to test your analytical skills.

    Cons

    Burn out in staff at fulfillment centers leads to chronic short-staffing and unhappy hourly workers; Christmas peak season is a crazy time and not for the faint of heart! Having grown at 30% CAGR for years, the strains are really felt on the ground in delivering to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your hiring practices to reduce staff stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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