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Intense, dysfunctional, yet satisfying

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

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

Pros- Strong, customer-focused culture
- Work with brilliant and motivated talent
- Decent compensation (as long as stock keeps defying gravity)
- High degree of ownership, feel like you can make a difference

Cons- Micromanagement culture
- Senior leaders don't speak plainly, expect you to mind read
- Challenging work-life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementSet clear and aggressive goals and expectations, then get out of the way. The micromanagement and death by status meeting is a growing problem...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's a fast-paced, ever-changing, figure it out as you go along job

Trainer (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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


Pros: 4 day work weeks for most positions, clean and safe… Cons: Very boring, repetitive work for labor positions. Difficult to get promoted from hourly to… Advice to Senior Management: Treat employees better. The company can afford higher pay.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Slave ship of infinite sadness

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: One thing you can count on is that your coworkers will be very intelligent people. The culture encourages being objective, courteous, and precise. This goes… Cons: Morale is dismal. Amazon does not integrate people - it consumes people. You will be worked to death, and mostly because the "development tools" need… Advice to Senior Management: Don't leave it to your employees to report anything to you that they won't be rewarded for. Take the initiative of keeping your team communicating… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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