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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical. Good work is highly recognized. Ideas are listened to. Technical decisions are made with careful analysis.

Cons

Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from being too large. Internal tools sometimes a nightmare to work with. Specialization is difficult. Too much on-call duty.

Advice to Management

Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things. Strive for good simple designs. Encourage specialization.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great if you love constant competition

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the 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

    Cons

    constant 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 Management

    stop stack ranking your employees and breeding an environment of constant competition. Eventually you will crush your innovation

  2. Amazon is unique and very supportive

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're always going to have opportunities to grow within the company. You have a great way to gain experience through mentor-ships. Amazon has a very casual work environment.

    Cons

    Amazon is a very frugal company, therefore no free lunches daily. Restaurants around campus are somewhat expensive. No free Amazon Prime or Kindle Fires.

    Advice to Management

    Having a monthly appreciation party would be great! Though not really advice, you guys are awesome!

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