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Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

ProsAmazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

ConsThe culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

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    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Continous change salary smart people you free organize your work no dress code Cons: Politics (only if your attitude is agradable to senior managers you will be considered for promotion, no shy is liked by american culture) Huge work… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Very Dynamic, good place to start career, learn lot of things in less… Cons: One gets lost on the core and delivering due to so much happening around. Too much… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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