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It is a great place to work!

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

Pros

I am impressed by what I have seen in Amazon so far. it is very efficient and well managed. The sense of ownership and customer focus is so strong that you can feel it from employees in all levels. You have opportunity to work with bunch of smart people. People here are kind and willing to offer help as long as you ask.

Cons

The ramp up curve is big. It usually takes about few months to understand Amazon technology and culture. No formal training program.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is a challenge to grow so fast but still keep the original culture. Middle layer management team is the key.

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Other reviews for Amazon.com

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    Work Hard, Play Hard

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, smart team-mates, exciting projects and challenges, autonomy

    Cons

    Can be high-pressure, benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees most likely thrive in this fast-paced, high pressure environment. However, don't forget to appreciate them and compensate them for their efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for start up meets big company

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

    Pros

    Very innovative, very start up and very smart people. You must be on top of your game to survive. There is an inherent culture to minimize internal politics.

    Cons

    Very relentless, high pressure, fast burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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