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Great place to learn and grow technically

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

- Great people
- Great development environment
- Considerable latitude and flexibility accorded to engineers
- Continual "bar raising" - improve daily or fall to the side

Cons

- Slough
- Only one technology department (no opportunity for horizontal transfers)
- Other than internal turnover within existing groups, there is little sense that Amazon is interested in growing or investing in UK- or EU-based engineering teams

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stepping stone into retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Fast Moving
    Interesting and exciting at times
    Passionate people - at first or when they're being advanced in their careers

    Cons

    Churn and burn
    "If you don't like the pace - go and find a new job"
    Everyone's expendable, they'll just replace you
    Expect you to do two people's work, for the salary you earn - reluctant to bring in support to manage workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead effectively as Mr Bezos intended
    Bring managers in who can lead
    Don't burn people out
    Value Employees - walk the walk don't just talk the talk

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    only if you are young

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory in London, England
    Former Employee - Inventory in London, England

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    only for career starters, if you are young, fresh from school, want to be surrounded with like minded careless wannabees

    Cons

    chaotic, lots of improvising and ms communication, office games and politics, unnecessary attitude, lack of seriousness and taking ownership, lack of support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect, acknowledge achievements, don't be scared of innovation ideas and the success of others, utilize obvious talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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