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Wonderful for the smart hard-workers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Smart people, you will be surprised the time and effort the company invests in finding people
- Decent pay, average of the industry set of competitors, could be better
- Work smart, hard and long. As Jeff says, 2 of the 3 won't work :-)
- Strong sense of accomplishment when work is done

Cons

- Too exhausting at times
- Management may not be transparent always
- Some managers would qualify politicians (really). Stay away from them and just exchange smiles, nothing more
- Recognition. There are few people waiting to shoot using your hardworking. Wonder how they got hired!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lose the great people. Figure out how to really use peer feedback to weed out the political ones and your will have the best place to work in Bangalore. You are close already.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic culture. Panic and burn out yourself.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chennai

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    - Good Salary. Thats all. But you need to sacrifice many other things on the cost of that.

    Cons

    - I wonder how so many people have given such a good rating. Yes, if work is the only thing in your life, this may be the place for you.
    - Quality of work is extremely bad. Its all about coordinating with other teams and getting things done. You will hardly get to use your creativity.
    - There is panic and chaos all around. No office culture. People shouting, listening music on high volumes.
    - Situation at Chennai is more bad. Very bad facilities. Non-ethical place.
    - People just come here for a brand name and start contemplating for a change within few months.
    - Freshers may still sustain. But extremely bad for people who have come from a company with decent work culture.
    - Have a long list of negatives. But I hope this much should be enough for prospective employees to take a decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon is growing very rapidly. But the culture is not sustainable in a long term. Needs a big change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Depends a lot which team and office you are in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good work life balance, fast growth.

    Cons

    If you are working in hyderabad office you might not get to work on good projects. Also, there is no such thing as culture. Not much fun, no perks at all. Boring life at office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will help to be less frugal and make amazon a more fun place to be at. Creating great culture will take time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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