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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's a fast-paced, ever-changing, figure it out as you go along job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    4 day work weeks for most positions, clean and safe work environment, flexible work schedule, stock grants, health care benefits

    Cons

    Very boring, repetitive work for labor positions. Difficult to get promoted from hourly to management, poor communication, loud environment, no time to have any fun, good work gets unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better. The company can afford higher pay. Let them know when they do a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Fast paced, start up feel, loads of work to do
    Very hands on evironment
    Cloud is the next big thing to be in!

    Cons

    No particular cons to note - the pros should give an idea of the work environment

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