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Amazon's the world's largest non-profit startup

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Almost everyone at Amazon is very talented, and the culture that Amazon explicitly values is positively unique among other megacorporations. The company is pretty generous with stock grants, though they tend to have protracted vesting schedules (could hardly be more so).

Cons

What you've heard about pagers is true. Amazon is frugal to a fault, and most technical roles involve at least some portion of after-hours on-call operational support, no matter how talented you think you are. AWS is something of an exception; that org has more outsourced support teams to help with some of the more established service issues. Negotiate on the way in because, like many companies, annual compensation increases are modest at best. The company also has a very bad habit of buying the cheapest possible laptops for even its technical employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Avoiding attrition by valuing your contributors is important! Small things can matter a lot more than they cost. Even young people need work/life balance for long-term success, and people at any age need to sleep uninterrupted most of the time.

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    Hard but fun working place

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy job, good pay, tons of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    not much chance to move up in the company unless your military experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't throw the book at people if they have one bad week and let people move up if they are qualified.

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    So many opportunities to do any number of different jobs. You will work hard but be very well taken care of.

    Cons

    Long hours, and very little time off. But if you enjoy your job it really wont matter.

    Recommends
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