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Sr. Recruiter

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Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working with smart people
Ability to influence
Act like an owner
Always challenged to do better
Never a dull moment
Scope of your role will always get bigger
Have an equal voice across all levels of leadership

Cons

Amazon is an up or out kind of workplace. This is not an environment for anyone that is not interested in advancing their career.

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    A place where my voice is heard, and I look forward to going every morning.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent job satisfaction (coming from customer focus)
    Very laid back dress code & atmosphere
    Can bring my dog to work.
    reimburse for parking
    Lots of extremely smart people all around me
    highering bar is very high which means people who make it in are

    Cons

    Can get hectic at times - meaning some weeks are difficult and long.
    Some people who don't set boundaries can burn out fast
    Turn over can be pretty high - usually due to moving on and up to better positions, but sometimes due to burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware and take steps to combat burn out so the people who are raising the bar are able to continue working at the company.
    Keep doing everything else just as well as it is.

  2. Make an impact!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They legitimately want to remain number 1 in the industry. If job security is important to you, then you definitely want to work with people who have a clue. Their is a healthy paranoia around staying number 1 and targeting seemingly unachievable goals (but somehow always achieving them).

    Cons

    You will work hard. You will not be able to slack. Slackers don't last long. If you think you can "work less but work smarter", this is not the place for you. People here are both smart AND they work hard. That's not to say their isn't a work-life balance. It's just that slacking is not culturally acceptable or tolerated as it is in other companies. Want to "ride it out" to retirement? Again not the place. As long as you work here, you will work hard, but also contribute to great things.

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