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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

Pros

I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical. Good work is highly recognized. Ideas are listened to. Technical decisions are made with careful analysis.

Cons

Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from being too large. Internal tools sometimes a nightmare to work with. Specialization is difficult. Too much on-call duty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things. Strive for good simple designs. Encourage specialization.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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