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Long-time Amazonian

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

The people that you will meet and closely work with are some of the most well-balanced intelligent people around. Amazon has grown systems internally, and operates at such a large scale, that solutions that other companies would not think of are built at Amazon.

Cons

With the recent growth of employees, there has been a huge addition of upper management brought in from other companies to help manage the growth. However, this has resulted in a degradation of internal systems, product and team knowledge, and new managers that make poor decisions and focus on reporting instead of problem solving.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better manage growth and training. Better understand the systems and problems staff are dealing with. Rely more on bottoms up feedback. Ensure that the Amazon culture remains intact.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good brand name to work for.

    Cons

    Pathetic culture-no work life balance/poor pays shares are deceiving/Extremely political

  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to work for long term

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is probably on the high side compared to other hi-tech companies for the equivalent positions, though no where near compared to Google or Facebook.
    Company outlook looks good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is probably the worst for SDE's in the hi-tech industry.
    Oncall experience can be really bad and you have to work at nights but yet the manager stills expects you to work next day during day time.
    Work is fast-paced and majority of projects are short-term thinking. They just want to lure the customers in and worry about the rest later.
    Health insurance benefits is on the bad side compared to other hi-tech companies.
    The signing stocks grant may be attractive but don't expect the same after 4 years. Basically you should look for jobs elsewhere after 4 years unless you perform on the top 10% compared against peers.
    I have unfortunately worked for some mean managers who clearly indicated that you have to work overtime on a regular basis to get work done, no matter how unreasonable the schedule is.
    The commute becomes bad now since they moved to SLU campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees well and treat old and new employees equally well. The pay structure clearly favors the new-hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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