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1 person found this helpful  

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

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Not the best place to work

    Area Manager (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Good relocation compensation. 3 days off. Cons: Amazon treats it's employees really poorly. You have no say in what shift you will work...you basically sell your soul to the company. Work extremely… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Happy start, sad ending

    Senior Vendor Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Everyone is very cooperative and helpful. You always see good moods among… Cons: Too demanding work. You have to learn and do all by yourself - don't expect… Advice to Senior Management: I was very disappointed with the decision of the company to lay me off. I never had the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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