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Great if you love constant competition

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Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

the ability to impact your business quickly and in an action oriented way
smart talented people; some of the smartest I've ever worked with
good benefits

Cons

constant competition breeds need for everyone to want to be 'right' in the room and be the first person with the answer
stack ranking of employees during review time weeding out good or great employees because not everyone can have a great review statistically
lack of expectation for management to actually do a good job managing. Working out issues is the employees problem
24 x7 workload

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop stack ranking your employees and breeding an environment of constant competition. Eventually you will crush your innovation

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Amazon is unique and very supportive

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    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You're always going to have opportunities to grow within the company. You have a great way to gain experience through mentor-ships. Amazon has a very casual work environment.

    Cons

    Amazon is a very frugal company, therefore no free lunches daily. Restaurants around campus are somewhat expensive. No free Amazon Prime or Kindle Fires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a monthly appreciation party would be great! Though not really advice, you guys are awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not a happy place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot.
    There are some great people here.
    South Lake Union is lovely.

    Cons

    You will be thrown under the bus.
    Amazon is notoriously cheap.
    There is no work/life balance.
    Appreciation is rare.
    Too many Microsofties are creeping into the company.
    Amazon's innovative culture combined with Microsofties who punish innovation creates a strangely schizophrenic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter; you won't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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