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A great company to work for

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

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

1. Very positive working environment for engineers; coworkers help each other out.
2. Be able to work on cutting edge technologies in Amazon.
3. Amazon got a great leader, Jeff Bazos, who is very smart and has made many right decisions.
4. Amazon dominates the e-retail business.
5. Amazon Web Services (AWS) are doing really well in the cloud computing market.

Cons

1. Operational tasks take a lot of time, as a result fewer time can be spent on actual development.
2. Oncall overheads in some teams are crazy and oncall can be paged many times.
3. Employee benefit is not that good.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider increasing the salary, which is not that competitive anymore.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    You Work Hard AND Get Paid Well for It!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration

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

    Pros

    Challenging, face-paced work environment with a strong customer service focus. Employees are encouraged to "Work Hard, Have Fun, Make HIstory". That's just what we're doing!

    Cons

    Uneven workload distribution. High performing employees seem to get "dumped on" while low performers slide by while pocketing the same salaries. Very discouraging and unfair. My peers have time for chats, social networking and extended breaks while I can't seem to stay above water.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement work logs and pay attention to workload distribution. Don't burn out your best performers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses
    Lots of autonomy
    Opportunity for ownership
    Really smart people in business and tech
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven
    Company is very stingy (employee contribution for medical is high for the tech industry, cheap desks, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at a higher level than to promote.
    We need to streamline promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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