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Not for people who want to slide by in life.

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

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

Pros

-No micromanagement. Everyone is encouraged to do their job the way they think will be the most productive. You're free to be creative in order to be successful!
-Great culture. Dogs, jeans, high-fives, gongs, and some of the smartest people I've ever met!
-This is by far the most innovative, progressive, and collaborative business I've had the pleasure of working for. I'm blown away at this huge corporation's ability to function like a start-up.
-Upper management is very involved in all day-to-day processes. It's a flatter organization than most.

Cons

-It's hard work. Every day.
-The organization is ever-changing which makes it difficult to "get used to" your job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work as Full-time perm

    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    lots of money and good benefits

    Cons

    no time to live your life. The hours will kill any family life you want. They hire you and you have a brief honeymoon period of about 1 month but after 2 months the honeymoon is over. Be prepared to work your butt off and if you can't then be ready to work somewhere else. Oh and the signing bonus they will want that back if you didn't last a year at amazon. I feel sorry for all the college students getting out of college and working for amazon. Amazon is using and abusing you. Believe it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the CEO

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good money but awful work/life balance, hours, pressure

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    money, room for creativity/openness to new ideas and trying new things

    Cons

    many unreasonable expectations, 60 hour+ workweek

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your people's work/life balance and do something to make it better instead of ignoring the problem or thinking just because your worklife was/is hard you have to make it so for all that come after you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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