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Tough, yet rewarding

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Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Lots of cool things happening there.. lots of intelligent people doing their best, there is potential to move around almost every year and you can hold a variety of jobs within the company

Cons

Long working hours are tough to handle

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    So much for "attack the process, not the person".

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    Former Employee - Support Staff  in  Fernley, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Competative pay
    Good benefits
    A few decent people still work there.

    Cons

    Shady operation- when something doesn't work, they don't look at the broken pieces, they blame the people rather than work with them to correct the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play the double jeopardy game (have a corrective discussion with the employee then turn around and write them up for the same issue that had already been discussed and corrected). Also, quit changing policies just because you're not getting the results you want. Give the current policies a chance to take hold and results to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Strong, customer-focused culture
    - Work with brilliant and motivated talent
    - Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
    - High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

    Cons

    - Micromanagement culture
    - Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
    - Challenging work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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