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Joined with high hopes, couldn't keep up my spirit for long

Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood Compensation
Opportunity to work on great open source technologies
Leadership Principles (only if you team believes in them)
You can disagree with you manager

ConsYour manager can not disagree with his manager and hence you have to do whatever your manager's manager asks you to do.
Very poor work life balance.
Working for long hours is not considered to be a stretch but as an expected contribution.
If you are unlucky enough to have a weak manager, you would be eclipsed by the whims of your senior manager.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to understand the feasibility of any initiative before forcing it over your subordinates.
Be practical, not egoistic.
Be open to ideas even if they are against your strongest convictions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company if you're a cultural fit

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
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… Cons: None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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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,… Advice to Senior Management: Be more consistent and look at merits rather than popularity Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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