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Great place to gain varied experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

Pros- High Hiring Bar
- Your career is your responsibility
- Gain a lot of experience in a short time
- Autonomy is readily granted (just keep on track with your annual goals)
- Great place for recent graduates to start careers

Cons- Need to wear a lot of hats
- Review process is short and intense
- Some managers have little time to advise career development
- High pressure environment with long hours expected (work-life balance can be difficult)

Not a con, more of a note of advice:
One needs to keep skills and qualifications on par or above the current hiring bar. Even with hard work and dedication, one can become no longer be qualified for the current job easily. Keep note of the qualifications of new colleagues and strive to equal them.

Advice to Senior ManagementPush the mentor program. Since mentors have chosen to volunteer their time to help others, employees might find it easier get career development help. Senior execs tell employees to contact their managers for career advice, however managers are usually very busy just keeping up and may not have time available.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros: Good pay, nice people room for advancement Cons: Hot in the summer but the problem has been since… More

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    Not for people who want to slide by in life.

    Sourcer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros: -No micromanagement. Everyone is encouraged to do their job the way they think will be the most productive. You're free to be creative in order… Cons: -It's hard work. Every day. -The organization is ever-changing which… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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