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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)

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

Other reviews for Amazon.com

  1.  

    Great place to work and succeed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity. Nice support system. Great benefits. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Not for people who do not want to work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place to start

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros

    Amazon is a great entry place for engineers. A mix of some ability and some drive will get an entrant into the full engineering exposure at a fast pace. Most of the direct software managers have engineering backgrounds mostly as experienced engineers at the company they don't just know about the technology but will have insight into relative teams too.

    Cons

    Management ability is completely random. Many do not have the training or ability to manage. The rise by force of will culture leads to a culture of it's everyone's responsibility who has a certain level of competence to do everything. Organization makes no sense in that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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