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Progressively Structured and Formal

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Customer-centric and fast paced. Always launching new services to customers. Great peers and direct reports, everyone genuinely comes to work ready to work hard. I've seen many entry level employees move to management or analyst positions over the years. Some of the smartest leaders and managers I've worked with have come through the doors at Amazon. Pay is competitive.

Cons

Where once there was an environment for innovation there is red tape, especially in operations where front line associates want so badly to be heard and respected. Fast growth and formal structure is overtaking the informal and unstructured culture that was once sought after. Poor hiring decisions - There are so many new mid/high level managers hired externally who do not exude Amazon leadership principles. They have MBA's but don't know how to work with people, develop or inspire them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company culture is waning. Remember what it means to be an Amazonian, and the pride behind the brand years ago. I've seen more reliable, smart, inventive people who were going to be lifers with Amazon leave in the last two years. My newly hired peers typically shy away from healthy debate. Hear what your front line employees are saying they are the backbone of the company.

Recommends
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Approves of CEO

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    Love / Hate Relationship

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of cool projects, really value their top employees, good compensation

    Cons

    poor health care benefits, caustic work environment (dog eat dog), high attrition rate, too much work not enough life balance, really only values top top employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the reputation that you have in the community. You have 1/2 of an incredible company (i.e. the smart people, cool projects, $ to spend, customer focus), but your regretted attrition rate speaks to a culture that doesn't truly value its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frugal all the way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - TPM  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - TPM in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Like any other software company

    Cons

    Frugal to the power 10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees for a second

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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