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Does not hesitate to over-work employees...

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Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Database Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

- Smart people all around keeping you on toes.
- Culture of thinking out of box.
- Tough milestones to achieve promotions ... extracts the best out of the employees.
- A transparent internal job transfer to suit an employee's choice.

Cons

- pathetic work-life balance.
- in the name of frugality , they do some cheap and mean things like choose a facility in the remotest corner of the city where facilities are cheap.
- the job offer letter misleads almost every employee...in the sense that the stocks given to an employee is considered every year during appraisal and the increment in salary will be in inverse proportion of stocks vested, so if lots of stocks gets vested , the company won't give you much hike even if you are a top performer.
- Hard to get recognized for good-work but fast enough to get criticized for an error.
- Have a history of Lay-off at trifle error.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

An employee's work ownership does not make the employee a work-horse which can keep running without any pause. Learn to recognize key employee and try to make them happy , after all they are the ones which keeps your company alive.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Awesome!!!! place to work

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    Current Employee - ICQA PA  in  Middletown, DE (US)
    Current Employee - ICQA PA in Middletown, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    great workplace specially with my co-workers

    Cons

    nothing got yet...good for me lol

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast changing, high pressure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazon has an independent work culture. The teams work cohesively but only with full independence. Assistance from team members is another plus.
    Other pros:
    cross functional
    international exposure

    Cons

    Amazon has a system where your team has a huge impact on your experience.
    If you're a bit out of luck, the work place can become slightly more demanding than usual.
    Working hours can be a ted too much to handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    World's most customer centric company needs to take good care of its employees too.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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