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Your peers are smart, but the culture is harsh

Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAmazon hires very smart people. Getting hired is hard, but you will work with some of the brightest engineers out there.

The total compensation is nice. Do not flinch at having part of your compensation be RSUs. Even if stock price goes down, your compensation will be adjusted. Because Amazon sees RSU as part of the compensation, they will fix it with market fluctuations. There really is only upside. No, you won't retire on RSU....won't buy a house....maybe a nice car is stock goes through the roof.

ConsThe culture is one that encourages harsh behavior. If you present an idea or argument and can't back it up with data or facts - prepare to be humiliated. I tend to see folks last < 1 year or more than 5 years. In other words, you either are cut out for this environment or you're not.

The more senior the position (as management or as an individual contributor) the more aggressive you need to be.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Doing the same tedious work over and over.

Labor (Former Employee)
Covington, KY (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year


Pros: Easy quick hiring process. And for that it does pay better then… Cons: Hard labor and working with the dumbest people ever. After making a suggestion I… Advice to Senior Management: Improve training process for new employees so that they can learn multiple jobs. Thus making days seem more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Very Dynamic, good place to start career, learn lot of things in less… Cons: One gets lost on the core and delivering due to so much happening around. Too much… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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