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It is a great place to work!

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

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

I am impressed by what I have seen in Amazon so far. it is very efficient and well managed. The sense of ownership and customer focus is so strong that you can feel it from employees in all levels. You have opportunity to work with bunch of smart people. People here are kind and willing to offer help as long as you ask.

Cons

The ramp up curve is big. It usually takes about few months to understand Amazon technology and culture. No formal training program.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is a challenge to grow so fast but still keep the original culture. Middle layer management team is the key.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great product to work for
    great and passionate people to work with

    Cons

    All directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had)
    Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star
    If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly
    The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time
    Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up
    Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care
    Do not reward arrogance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software development engineer for amazon

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great people, scalable systems and pet friendly

    Cons

    I like the culture so there are no pros.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

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