Pros: hands-off management (until review time), decent benefits, flexible schedules (like all the time)
Cons: the cutthroat, backstabbing management reviews olr, no work/life balance
Amazon is an extremely fast paced, frenetic, chaotic, team work oriented, talented employees, innovative, smart place to work. Amazon is growing and they understand the importance of investing in new technologies and resources yet do not invest in the employees much as a whole. This is a HIGHLY customer-centric place to work, and not much attention given to importance of retaining good employees or work-life balance. Management is extremely cut-throat and it brags that most of the people we work with are here for 1 year or less (that is because as quickly as they are hiring people, they are getting rid of "low performers" who actually would do alright in a normal environment. It is a dog-eat-dog environment and everyone is out to cover themselves. It really doesn't seem this way until you've been there at least 6 months. Despite all this negativity, it's a really cool place to work and I really like my coworkers, who are all by the way, super-smart people also. I've never met so many smart people in one company.