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Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits.

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

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

Pros

Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses
Lots of autonomy
Opportunity for ownership
Really smart people in business and tech
Fast paced

Cons

Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven
Company is very stingy (employee contribution for medical is high for the tech industry, cheap desks, etc.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at a higher level than to promote.
We need to streamline promoting from within.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    For an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of technologies that need to scale to cater million if customer, and hundreds of million requests made by these customers. With AWS as backbone, and working with tons of in-house and open source technologies, you will gain invaluable experience, which ensure both technical and financial growth. The companies motto of being frugal and passing the saving to the customer will ensure you always come up with the right engineering solution to problem.

    Cons

    Good pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at the company, but it prepares you for good financial growth outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a bit more in employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    You Work Hard AND Get Paid Well for It!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration

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

    Pros

    Challenging, face-paced work environment with a strong customer service focus. Employees are encouraged to "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make HIstory". That's just what we're doing!

    Cons

    Uneven workload distribution. High performing employees seem to get "dumped on" while low performers slide by while pocketing the same salaries. Very discouraging and unfair. My peers have time for chats, social networking and extended breaks while I can't seem to stay above water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement work logs and pay attention to workload distribution. Don't burn out your best performers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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