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Manage your own work/life balance, and it's a great place to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

Smart and passionate people, interesting problems, and a great connection to the business

Cons

Oncall, managers who ask for more until you say enough

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Too frugal, no work-life balance and work is not much interesting in India

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    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Web Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - CEO is a visionary
    - An experience to learn how the worlds biggest e-commerce company operates
    - People working here are very smart and talented
    - Agile and fast moving
    - Flexible timing

    Cons

    - Process bureaucracy and jam
    - No work life balance
    - Favoritism
    - Sometimes the "being Frugal" philosophy comes down to being cheap
    - Not much of benefits like other big Internet giants
    - Not much of quality work in India Development Center
    - Employees are treated as "Resource"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to re align mid level management in India to stop bureaucracy, and focus more on people to encourage more talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    So much for "attack the process, not the person".

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Fernley, NV (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competative pay
    Good benefits
    A few decent people still work there.

    Cons

    Shady operation- when something doesn't work, they don't look at the broken pieces, they blame the people rather than work with them to correct the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play the double jeopardy game (have a corrective discussion with the employee then turn around and write them up for the same issue that had already been discussed and corrected). Also, quit changing policies just because you're not getting the results you want. Give the current policies a chance to take hold and results to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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