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Financial Analyst

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in 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 load that brings you t work at least 10 to 20 hours more that contract working hours
No positive feedback
No appreciation of your work
Slough

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Positive Outlook

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    Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazon 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Recruiters are polite, thorough, very organized. Schedule phone screenings and any additional phone interviews as needed. You are given sufficient time to ask and/or email all questions and I found HR to be quite helpful in the early stages. It is a lengthy process , however they are clear about this upfront.

    Cons

    Mid Managers are not impressive. Don't like to be questioned or challeneged. For the most part , the are not "experts" in their fields and designated markets. I was actually surprised as to how little experience middle to upper management had in certain departments, given the amount of interviewing and screening required before one is even made an offer to join a team. That said, certain areas are definitely better places to work than others. Not a fan of the sales leadership/division and do not recommend working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you expect the best from people you hire, you should in turn provide the best management and leadership possible. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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