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Poor emphasis on employee development

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

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

Pros

Strong Focus on the customer

Cons

Unclear management creates a chaotic environment to work in

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Decent people
    Once peak was over, everything became simple

    Cons

    The security agents are pretty rude.
    During peal time, the long hours can have a negative affect on your life
    Be sure to invest in some insoles for your shoes, you will regret it if you don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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