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Push yourself to the limits while dealing with stretched goals

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA (US)

Pros

Amazon promotes leadership skills to every job type and level. It sets clear guidelines as to what is expected out of one's job role to become a good leader. Amazon values its culture fit and put a lot of efforts in hiring people who resonates with these leadership principles. Goal setting is pretty aggressive and pushes people to their limit to achieve that goal.
For a young software engineer Amazon has all that is needed to grow in the industry and excel in her career.

Cons

Work-Life balance couldn't be maintained all the time since Goals are aggressive. It is in the philosophy to have stretched Goals (and not easy goals) so everybody is under more or less stress. One has to handle this stress in order to survive in Amazon.

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Giving good compensation and focusing on employees' workplace satisfaction would help the employees cope up with this increased stress. Somehow Amazon's higher management does not seem to value its employees' well being. This reflects in poor workplace amenities in various offices in comparison to other big companies like Google or Facebook. Frugality is taken to its extreme in this sense. People leave the company when they cannot cope up with the stress though the work they get may be challenging and satisfying.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazon Rocks!

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

    Pros

    - Innovation
    - There are always big interesting problems to solve (fun projects)
    - Smart, very smart people
    - If you are looking for career advancement in terms of intellectual advancement and experience advancement, this place is great
    - "Work hard, have fun, make history" - this really sums it up

    Cons

    - Tough, high expectation to deliver
    - No specific process to succeed, you have to figure it out yourself and every situation is different
    - If you are looking for career advancement in terms of title and ranks, you will be disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your leadership principles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great

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

    Pros

    easy good great fast pace

    Cons

    goosip talking about you behind back

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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