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Great company if you're a cultural fit

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Rapid growth
Strong leadership
Lots of opportunities to grow and work on exciting projects
Amazon culture (if you're a good fit)

Cons

None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core tenet
Promotions are a reward for having done the level up job, not a prerequisite to doing the job

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
    - You WILL learn a lot
    - you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

    Cons

    - The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
    - Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
    - you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Fair opportunity for advancement, smart people

    Cons

    Unfair manager rating systems. Popularity contests, too much of a "ME, ME, ME" culture where people try to exceed at the expense of their peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent and look at merits rather than popularity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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