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Helpful (2)

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 (more than 5 years)

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

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 Management

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.

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    Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very talented people and lot of oppurtunities for improvements career wise.

    Cons

    Not good enough for international employees who wants their green card processing done.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Satisfied experience, learned an enormous amount as Software Engineer college intern

    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Many systems and products, so huge opportunity to learn, do anything, and move around. Company takes customer experience seriously, so you learn to be in an environment that can not fail, and must perform. Flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Very independent work, and difficult to learn so many systems at once. Seeking help is difficult because only a select few know the systems, and they're extremely busy.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship and more help on ramp up.

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