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Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)
Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA (US)

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

Pros

start you off with great sign on bonus and benefits, relocation company they use is great, and the stock options are great.

Cons

too many to list, no home work balance, growth potential too slow unless you uproot your family again. This is the reason the turnover rate at amazon is so high, will they ever get it?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

open your eyes and promote the people worth promoting, if they would stop moving people around every 2 months then the growth of managers would actually be seen.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

    The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

    Cons

    The culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

    The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Personal Life, What is That?

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner

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

    Pros

    If you can stay long enough, restricted stock is a good benefit.
    Costs of health benefits are very reasonable
    Less company politics than most companies

    Cons

    Long hours continue into non-peak times, no work life balance.
    The workforce has over 50% new employees and turnover is very high
    You work all holidays except Christmas and maybe New Years, if lucky
    Micro manage the FCs, especially during peak
    Share door desks with others, no personal space
    Don't do enough with community service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some of the time and effort on employee satisfaction, not just customer satisfaction.
    Spend more time doing exit interviews and implement some changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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