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Great company!

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Current Employee - Sales Representative in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

Pros

good employer with good chances

Cons

salary and bonuses are not too high

No opinion of CEO

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    Work hard, have no fun

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    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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    Exciting place for self-motivated people

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

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern

    Pros

    Ability to carve out your own project scope, surrounded by highly motivated and very intelligent colleagues, flat structure and open access to senior management, entrepreneurship is encouraged within the firm

    Cons

    High pressure environment may not suit everyone, up-or-out mentality does not encourage cooperation, frugal culture means that benefits are not as lavish as other competing tech firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to employee feedback and reduce employee turnover to build a more supportive work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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