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Great place to learn and grow technically

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

- Great people
- Great development environment
- Considerable latitude and flexibility accorded to engineers
- Continual "bar raising" - improve daily or fall to the side

Cons

- Slough
- Only one technology department (no opportunity for horizontal transfers)
- Other than internal turnover within existing groups, there is little sense that Amazon is interested in growing or investing in UK- or EU-based engineering teams

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not for me

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Money
    Promotion opportunity
    Lots of locations
    Sign on bonus

    Cons

    No work life balance. Av 63 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It was an up and down ride.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Lexington, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Ship Clerk in Lexington, KY (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, stocks each year. All the work is very easy to learn and perform. This may be important to some, but background checks are irrelevant there.

    Cons

    Very child-like atmosphere. Lots of rules created every day that prevent you from doing your job. Very little chance of being promoted. When it comes to be a manager, you have to have a 4 year degree in business and must have military experience, There is lots of favoritism when it comes to promotions. The salary surveys are compared to irrelevant companies in the local area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication. Look to promote more from within than going outside of the company. Treat employees like adults and stop with the childish safety rules every day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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