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Company with great principles though much of the great work has already been done

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

Pros

1. Great leadership.
2. Awesome principles and strategy
3. Technical stack is the best in the market and top notch engineers
4. Love for technology and costumer obsession.

Cons

1. Frugal strategy. Very low perks to employees compared to all the other top technical companies
2. The technical stack is already been designed and very stable. This reduces the learning opportunities available in other small technical firms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to create more learning opportunity and a little low stress on deliverables

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company of Smart People

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to very happy customers.
    Very smart colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    Excellent tools
    People do try to do the right thing

    Cons

    Having very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out
    While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a culture of disciplined spending/frugality. I don't really think this is too much of a problem although other people seeking the "Google" perks will probably be disappointed.

    Approves of CEO
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    SMART goals nearly non-existant. Extroverted personalities welcomed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Greenville, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Greenville, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Money is the only thing and there are similar paying jobs. The sign on bonus is why people stay for a bit

    Cons

    Operations Environment has high turnover
    Overworked
    High Stress
    Due to the clickish nature of upper managers, you may or may not be liked. And, you may or may not hear about it, but it is likely they told someone who told someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn an effective way to teach your managers to lead, learn the business, and protect your lower level managers from being treated horribly until the quit. You (not we as I no longer like working for this company) are losing talent for no solid good reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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