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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

You will work with smart people.

Cons

Can be hard to move up

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to gain varied experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - High Hiring Bar
    - Your career is your responsibility
    - Gain a lot of experience in a short time
    - Autonomy is readily granted (just keep on track with your annual goals)
    - Great place for recent graduates to start careers

    Cons

    - Need to wear a lot of hats
    - Review process is short and intense
    - Some managers have little time to advise career development
    - High pressure environment with long hours expected (work-life balance can be difficult)

    Not a con, more of a note of advice:
    One needs to keep skills and qualifications on par or above the current hiring bar. Even with hard work and dedication, one can become no longer be qualified for the current job easily. Keep note of the qualifications of new colleagues and strive to equal them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push the mentor program. Since mentors have chosen to volunteer their time to help others, employees might find it easier get career development help. Senior execs tell employees to contact their managers for career advice, however managers are usually very busy just keeping up and may not have time available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Cheaper company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    You're CTC might appear as a good number (read the offer doc carefully, even the employer PF goes from your CTC)
    Number of stocks (mostly you'll get it after 3 years - depends upon the employee)
    Lot of technical challenges (which is good for learning)
    Employees don't speak English, they'll speak in some programming languages :)

    Cons

    As someone mentioned, Employees are "Resources". Management will look at you as a "price tag".
    Facilities are too frugal and I feel most of the employees became "miser" after joining here.
    They'll say its "Cheap and Best" but most of the time its just "Cheaper". You've to ask for everything (even simple stationaries) and fight for hike.
    No free transport (around 4k per month in India).
    Never expect work-life balance (might have seen this in other reviews).
    Can't do any higher studies in correspondence even with your own money (due to some stupid policy).
    And at last, never expect any perks (apart from tea/coffee and employee medical insurance).

    This company will change the way, you look at the money you may miss the other part of your life after joining!

    Why I'm still here? Just to get a brand name in my resume!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You look so cheaper!! Just reduce the "frugality" bar!!
    Don't be cheap just to add a point in your performance review!!
    Arrange some team building activities (like team-outing, team-lunch). When I look at my colleagues I can think only about "object, class, abstract etc"... nothing else!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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