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Great company if you're a cultural fit

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Rapid growth
Strong leadership
Lots of opportunities to grow and work on exciting projects
Amazon culture (if you're a good fit)

Cons

None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core tenet
Promotions are a reward for having done the level up job, not a prerequisite to doing the job

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
    - You WILL learn a lot
    - you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

    Cons

    - The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
    - Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
    - you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work is a four letter word at Amazon.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Innovative and creative, Amazon pushes the boundaries of e-tailing.

    Cons

    They will work you like a dog. Get ready for long hours, weekends and a work life balance that will be throw off your social schedule. Amazon will due the bare minimum to fall in line with city, state and national laws and regulations but don't expect anything more than that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will continue to see high turnover as long as the current structure exists. Lack of respect, trust and career development are just a few shortcomings of the Amazon culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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