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brilliant technology company, could do better in keeping and developing talent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

awesome technology company at leading edge of cloud computing

Cons

low career progression, odd style of management, poor compensation

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 16 people found this helpful  

    Pure misery - much worse being an associate at a law firm

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    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Counsel in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary for Seattle market

    Cons

    - Workload and work/life balance (was even worse than being at a big law firm)
    - Inadequate training
    - Uninteresting work (get ready to spend your days writing disclaimers)
    - Few perks
    - Unsupportive environment with virtually no secretarial or paralegal support
    - Cramped, noisy and dark offices
    - Endless goal setting and review processes that keep you from doing your work
    - Dishonest personnel misrepresented the nature of the job and the benefit/compensation packages I would be given during the interview process
    - Only 2 weeks paid vacation per year during first 2 years of employment
    - Dogs all over the office - if you don't like hearing/seeing/smelling other people's dogs all day, you'll be miserable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they have any interest in retaining talent, they should try to improve training and support, improve work/life balance, streamline the endless cycle of goal-setting and reviews and generally encourage an environment of teamwork and mutual support. Backbiting and dishonesty pervades throughout the legal department, beginning during interview process and lasting past when I gave notice. It surely is costly to have a revolving door of a legal department, but virtually everybody I know there left, or intends to leave, at the first opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    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 for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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