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Helpful (6)

Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

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

Pros

- Strong, customer-focused culture
- Work with brilliant and motivated talent
- Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
- High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

Cons

- Micromanagement culture
- Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
- Challenging work-life balance

Advice to Management

Set clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

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  1. Helpful (13)

    Fun environment, many opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, and there's a great work environment there, with many chances to prove yourself. There is a constant push to advance your career, and you are given many opportunities to succeed.

    Cons

    There are not nearly as many perks as working at a place like Google. Above the base salary, the only other good perks is the stock units, which is pretty standard at any big company.

    The atmosphere of frugality goes too far sometimes, as it can be hard for an SDE to even get a second monitor

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up some and give your trusted employees the same kinds of perks that other top-notch companies give if you want to be considered a top-notch company

  2. Operations

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility...
    Focus on Execution...
    Good mentorship...
    Decent compensation...
    Most prestigious function in the company...
    Visibility...

    Cons

    No direction. Got to figure out everything on your own.

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