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Great company if you're a cultural fit

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Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Rapid growth
Strong leadership
Lots of opportunities to grow and work on exciting projects
Amazon culture (if you're a good fit)

Cons

None of the usual tech perks (e.g. free lunch, etc.) - in fact, frugality is a core tenet
Promotions are a reward for having done the level up job, not a prerequisite to doing the job

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, Fair opportunity for advancement, smart people

    Cons

    Unfair manager rating systems. Popularity contests, too much of a "ME, ME, ME" culture where people try to exceed at the expense of their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent and look at merits rather than popularity

  2. Helpful (4)

    Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of technologies that need to scale to cater million if customer, and hundreds of million requests made by these customers. With AWS as backbone, and working with tons of in-house and open source technologies, you will gain invaluable experience, which ensure both technical and financial growth. The companies motto of being frugal and passing the saving to the customer will ensure you always come up with the right engineering solution to problem.

    Cons

    Good pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at the company, but it prepares you for good financial growth outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a bit more in employees

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