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Senior Software Development Engineer Cambridge, MA

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iOS Software Development Engineer Newark, NJ

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    Worked hard. Did not have fun. I'm history!

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    Former Employee - Machine Learning Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Machine Learning Scientist in Seattle, WA

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    Amazon thinks big and dives deep. They are willing to pay big bucks for the right people that can get the job done. The hiring process is borderline neurotic, so almost all employees are there to work hard. Jeff Bezos, the CEO is also the founder. He is a brilliant guy.


    They are first and foremost an online retailer. Product development takes second place. The most frustrating element is the middle management. Most of them are workaholics that are never satisfied with anything anyone ever does. Some companies expect your professional life to take precedence before your personal life. At Amazon, people do not have personal lives. They're always working. Most employees only last one year. There is a high amount of turnover. The management knows that you will eventually burn out, so they stoke the fires to get as much out of you until you quit. The most frustrating part is that Jeff Bezos loves to experiment and try new things, but the middle management hates it. Many employees have a mindset that Amazonians are superior to other people outside the company. That gets in the way of hiring people that can do things they cannot do. The people at Amazon are very proud and not in a good way!

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    Amazon is getting too big. They are trying to do so many things, they cannot possibly expect to be good at everything. Inside the company, feudal kingdoms are starting to coalesce. There are factions forming within software development, customer service, etc. Your middle management does not know what it is doing and refuses to listen to the people they hire to develop new things. That is a recipe for disaster! The Microsoft way of racking and stacking employees based on feedback from peers is not working.

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