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Push yourself to the limits while dealing with stretched goals

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsAmazon 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.

ConsWork-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.

Advice to Senior ManagementGiving 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazon Rocks!

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


Pros: - Innovation - There are always big interesting problems to solve (fun projects) - Smart, very smart people - If you are looking for career advancement… Cons: - Tough, high expectation to deliver - No specific process to succeed, you have to figure it out yourself and every… Advice to Senior Management: Stick to your leadership principles Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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great

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I have been working at Amazon.com full-time


Pros: easy good great fast pace Cons: goosip talking about you behind back Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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