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Push yourself to the limits while dealing with stretched goals

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

Pros

Amazon promotes leadership skills to every job type and level. It sets clear guidelines as to what is expected out of one's job role to become a good leader. Amazon values its culture fit and put a lot of efforts in hiring people who resonates with these leadership principles. Goal setting is pretty aggressive and pushes people to their limit to achieve that goal.
For a young software engineer Amazon has all that is needed to grow in the industry and excel in her career.

Cons

Work-Life balance couldn't be maintained all the time since Goals are aggressive. It is in the philosophy to have stretched Goals (and not easy goals) so everybody is under more or less stress. One has to handle this stress in order to survive in Amazon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Giving good compensation and focusing on employees' workplace satisfaction would help the employees cope up with this increased stress. Somehow Amazon's higher management does not seem to value its employees' well being. This reflects in poor workplace amenities in various offices in comparison to other big companies like Google or Facebook. Frugality is taken to its extreme in this sense. People leave the company when they cannot cope up with the stress though the work they get may be challenging and satisfying.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Fast paced, Customer focused

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

    Pros

    Amazon is great company if you like the fast paced environment. Company tend to focus on what really matters and that is customer experience. People are solution oriented more than problem focused.

    Cons

    Employees don't necessarily get any perks (not even Prime), long hours are expected. The work/job satisfaction can vary dramatically based on the team you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employee as your internal customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Quantity is top priority with Amazon

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

    Pros

    Loved the four day work week.

    Cons

    Not knowing if you are working overtime until a day before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I wasn't there long enough to work with the new management put into place.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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