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Great place to work!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Senior Management are always willing to listen to ideas. If it has any meat, you can approach senior leadership with a detailed analysis and it actually leads to actionable decisions.

Cons

Although not prevalent, politics can play spoilsport and lead to redundancy. Lots of man hours wasted by competing departments producing the same stuff.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to work for long term

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is probably on the high side compared to other hi-tech companies for the equivalent positions, though no where near compared to Google or Facebook.
    Company outlook looks good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is probably the worst for SDE's in the hi-tech industry.
    Oncall experience can be really bad and you have to work at nights but yet the manager stills expects you to work next day during day time.
    Work is fast-paced and majority of projects are short-term thinking. They just want to lure the customers in and worry about the rest later.
    Health insurance benefits is on the bad side compared to other hi-tech companies.
    The signing stocks grant may be attractive but don't expect the same after 4 years. Basically you should look for jobs elsewhere after 4 years unless you perform on the top 10% compared against peers.
    I have unfortunately worked for some mean managers who clearly indicated that you have to work overtime on a regular basis to get work done, no matter how unreasonable the schedule is.
    The commute becomes bad now since they moved to SLU campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees well and treat old and new employees equally well. The pay structure clearly favors the new-hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing on multiple levels

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New Account Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Former Employee - New Account Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Working at a well-known company always seeking to be number one. Good salaries and stock benefits. Awesome talent everywhere

    Cons

    Customer obsession never applies to employees. The concept of frugality really means being cheap, doing everything possible to shave a buck or two with employee benefits and merchant support. Most of all, though, is the obsession towards providing data to explain your performance; too much time is wasted in internal proceses and reporting...don't we have tools for that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time listening to your employees and less time scrutinizing their work. Everyone works their nuts off and a lot of talent is burned or lost by basing all HR decisions on cold numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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