Amazon.com
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www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Great if you love constant competition

Vendor Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

Prosthe ability to impact your business quickly and in an action oriented way
smart talented people; some of the smartest I've ever worked with
good benefits

Consconstant competition breeds need for everyone to want to be 'right' in the room and be the first person with the answer
stack ranking of employees during review time weeding out good or great employees because not everyone can have a great review statistically
lack of expectation for management to actually do a good job managing. Working out issues is the employees problem
24 x7 workload

Advice to Senior Managementstop stack ranking your employees and breeding an environment of constant competition. Eventually you will crush your innovation

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Better than your average sweat shop!

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: Good benefits. Very sharp people, cutting edge (with some blood flowing). Excellent hiring bonus. There are… Cons: Still suffers from high turnover with staff. Lack of significant experience in management result in a lot of pro-forma decisions and little empathy. There is… Advice to Senior Management: Rethink your IT people growth -- Amazon profit margin is dropping towards negative fast. Shareholders may push for cuts -- and IT… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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


Pros: I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical.… Cons: Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from… Advice to Senior Management: Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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