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Business Analyst

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Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

Pros

great product to work for
great and passionate people to work with

Cons

All directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had)
Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star
If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly
The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time
Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up
Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care
Do not reward arrogance

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Smart People and big business challenges

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing for the long term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    brilliant technology company, could do better in keeping and developing talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    awesome technology company at leading edge of cloud computing

    Cons

    low career progression, odd style of management, poor compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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