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Work hard, have no fun

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Smart people, company is growing, lot of opportunity if you can connect with right folks.
City of Seattle is beautiful (more on it below)

Cons

At Amazon, there's no balance between work and family life, working hours are very long, you will have no time for yourself or friends and family.
For newcomers, it is a complete sink/swim scenario, managers do not care for their employees, you have to watch for your back. People are unfriendly, you will be doing tons of things right, but one wrong thing and you will be criticized openly in front of your seniors and peers. Lot of politics at the higher level, top cares about themselves and to save their interests they do not hesitate to sacrifice the employees, games are played at employees expense. The annual review process favors old timers and well connected.
Company is full of ‘A’ type robotic employees, they are very high on the company Kool-aid. You will work hard but it will not be fun. There are lot of product and project managers but not enough engineers to do the work. If you can master the game of passing bucks, you will do well.
City of Seattle is beautiful only for 1-2 months, rest of the year, it is cloudy (low hanging grey clouds), rainy and cold. It can get depressing without sun shine for a long time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Attracting smart people as employees is good thing, make sure that they can stick around, welcome them and help them assimilate in the company culture, employees are assets, treat them well.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Growing company, not perfect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader
    Long term vision
    Great in execution

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Getting big
    Pay and benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon is a awesome place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a excellent place to work.

    Cons

    No cons to describe here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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