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"Opportunity to grow within the organization across various businesses from retail to devices"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Chennai (India)
Current Employee - Program Manager in Chennai (India)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent culture that rewards performance
High hiring Bar ensures that you are working with smart people at most times
Diversity of business allows an individual to find opportunity to learn and grow within the company

Cons

Deliberately chaotic .. May not suit people who like a structured environment to work in. (Some people like this environment though.)

Advice to Management

Larger vision of the direction company wants to take should be shared with more frequency with the middle management. This helps them align their effort with the overall objective of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Really depends on which team you join"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with lots of talented individuals on products that are used by millions of people
    Path for promotion as an individual contributor

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck doing something you don't like
    Managers like to micromanage
    Oncall can be very frequent
    Hours can be very long
    Company very frugal with perks
    Projects are frequently planned to force developers to work overtime to meet goals
    Managers can be too focused on looking like they are working hard instead of delivering results

    Advice to Management

    Trust engineers to deliver solutions to problems


  2. "High Risk, High Reward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Work environment is high pressure with lots of deliverables. Depending on the division you are part of, there are an incredible # of technology tools to get up to speed on.

    Cons

    The onboard training is minimal. There are some online courses, and many things you just learn by doing or sitting with a coworker. Pretty amazing that there is not more considering this is a tech company.

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