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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros

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

Cons

Your 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 ManagementAdvice

Try 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    start you off with great sign on bonus and benefits, relocation company they use is great, and the stock options are great.

    Cons

    too many to list, no home work balance, growth potential too slow unless you uproot your family again. This is the reason the turnover rate at amazon is so high, will they ever get it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open your eyes and promote the people worth promoting, if they would stop moving people around every 2 months then the growth of managers would actually be seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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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