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Sr. Recruiter

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Working with smart people
Ability to influence
Act like an owner
Always challenged to do better
Never a dull moment
Scope of your role will always get bigger
Have an equal voice across all levels of leadership

Cons

Amazon is an up or out kind of workplace. This is not an environment for anyone that is not interested in advancing their career.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Has great people
    - Helpful coworkers
    - Has great location and food (South Lake Union)
    - Easy atmosphere with a playfulness not found at most corporations
    - Casual and unique culture
    - Cute dogs EVERYWHERE and friendly owners
    - Overall fantastic environment

    Cons

    - Still a big corporation
    - Management can be overwhelming at times, i.e. micromanaging
    - Seniority and position does hold power (as it should), but is sometimes abused
    - Hard for entry-level candidates to get in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more chances to entry-level candidates! You do an excellent job growing them; why not grow them from the beginning?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Make an impact!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    They legitimately want to remain number 1 in the industry. If job security is important to you, then you definitely want to work with people who have a clue. Their is a healthy paranoia around staying number 1 and targeting seemingly unachievable goals (but somehow always achieving them).

    Cons

    You will work hard. You will not be able to slack. Slackers don't last long. If you think you can "work less but work smarter", this is not the place for you. People here are both smart AND they work hard. That's not to say their isn't a work-life balance. It's just that slacking is not culturally acceptable or tolerated as it is in other companies. Want to "ride it out" to retirement? Again not the place. As long as you work here, you will work hard, but also contribute to great things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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