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Solid company with lots of opportunities

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Strong customer focus.
Good career advancement
Choice of many different projects
Very smart peoples
Great stock price increase

Cons

Sometimes a bit bureaucratic
A bit too frugal about their employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider more the input of engineers. Make sure that software built of high quality has a good chance of shipping.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Amazon Ops Manager

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    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employer. Excellent apy and benefits

    Cons

    WOrk hard is right. Forget anytime off in the fall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Three years I'll never get back - and no I haven't been fired, I just wanna leave..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! in Dudelange (Luxembourg)
    Current Employee - Not Worth the Risk Revealing What I Do, They'll BE After Me! in Dudelange (Luxembourg)

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

    Pros

    Package WITH CAVEATS: The stock is pretty decent for the first couple of years, then it overperforms and you're like totally screwed ("it's not our fault we did so well" cry the fat cats)
    Some people are really decent and they try super hard.

    Cons

    The tech is substandard, I mean it's hard sometimes to just get the basics done without raising ticket after ticket
    The processes are ludicrous (and - worse - inefficient)
    Complete diregard for people's lives - work and social (most of us are pretty young, we need to live a little outside of work - I see little of the 'work hard' ethic)
    The salary is poor for such an expensive, dreary place to live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach guys. It's about time to wake up and smell your substandard coffee: Amazon is no longer a startup but a (tenuously profitable, true) multi billion dollar business thats been around for almost 20 years. Stop hiding behind cool slogans and 'leadership principles' that you don't represent and use as an excuse not to spend money. Grow up. If you can't spend because profits are so poor, then rethink your strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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