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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

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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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Breinigsville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Breinigsville, PA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great. I met a lot of people that I was happy to work with. Most of the area managers were good people.

    Cons

    They do not hire real managers. Most of them do not know how to deal with people. It is all data management which for Tier III or lower makes life miserable. We never had the help or people to accomplish what was needed. I personally got very little support from my managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better communication. One purpose to a chain of command is that messages get passed down to those that need the information. Too often it was last minute information instead of planning and talking to people who need to be in the know. Very disappointed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tax Manager

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    1) Pay is market rate
    2) Very smart people

    Cons

    1) Could be stressful
    2) Management might be too busy to meet with staff for personal development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure employees get work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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