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

Quality Assurance Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

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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    4 people found this helpful  

    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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    3 people found this helpful  

    Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence

    Software Development Engineer I (Former Employee) 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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