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brilliant technology company, could do better in keeping and developing talent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

awesome technology company at leading edge of cloud computing

Cons

low career progression, odd style of management, poor compensation

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    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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    Great company if you're a cultural fit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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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