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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    What You'd Expect from #1

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -You're working at the #1 online retailer in the world, thus many of the projects you work on are truly meaningful and rewarding.
    -You're working with tons of other passionate, overachiever, type-A, business geniuses who genuinely care about the success of the company. Lots of employees are loyal Amazon customers and are working to ensure that the company continues to provide great selection, prices, and customer service. I learned so much from my colleagues, and they inspired me every day.
    -The new campus is a great working environment. There are tons of dining options nearby, in a variety of price ranges. Parking (if you can land a subsidized spot in a garage) is pretty affordable, dogs are allowed in the buildings, which makes for a relaxing midday break, lots of offices have views of the water, the Space Needle, or the mountains, and there's easy access to downtown, Capitol Hill, or Queen Anne.
    -Compensation is top-notch. You work hard, yes, but Amazon compensates handsomely in return for all that stress and 60-hour workweeks.

    Cons

    -Amazon can be a pressure-cooker sometimes. It's often extremely stressful, especially during Q4. Plan on having your work email and calendar on your smartphone, and plan on getting urgent emails from upper management in the evenings, weekends, during holidays, you name it. You're expected to be unofficially on-call 24 hours a day.
    -Advancement here is notoriously difficult, especially in the lower-level jobs. I've known dozens of employees who spent 5+ years in the same job, even with excellent reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I think Amazon is a fantastic place to work, especially for those hired on as mid-level or senior management. Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing company to work with!

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    Current Employee - Technical Associate  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Associate in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As the motto goes, Fun along with work!

    Cons

    Nothing much of a change required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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