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Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 684 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Amazon.com Chairman, President, and CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I would go back anytime

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsI have learned a lot from Amazon. There is a lot of innovation there and I could image to go back any time.

    ConsThere is one thing that I did not like at all. It is the performance reviews process and specially the calibration that was done by some people that had no idea of the team members of a group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't spend so much time with performance reviews

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat place to work in. Lots of smart people. Good work life balance. Decent pay. Interesting projects.

    ConsOncall stuff is quite burdensome. Sometimes needs to work on the weekend. No free food.

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

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    Amazon experience

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Pros1> Lot of development work. Lot of technical challenges
    2> You design, code, test, maintain your code
    3> Everyone's opinion counts

    Cons1> Work Load, On call mechanism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    awesome

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosgood benefits.
    high salary
    nice work environment
    learning opportunities
    nice seniors
    supporting staff
    appreciable perks
    nice location (seattle)
    amazing experience
    amazing campus

    Conscant think of any
    work schedule little hectic

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

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    Good Company to start with your career

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork Culture is so flexible. Work-Life Balance is good. Compensation is also competitive compared to other companies. Challenging work for sure.

    ConsSome times you can get much work load.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very helpful

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsNice working place! People are very freindly

    ConsCannot come out any from my experience

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

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    Good place to work and earn satisfaction

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros- No politics
    - Encourage new ways of solving problem
    - Never compromise on standards

    Cons- Can be draining your brain at times

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

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    Amazing

    Software Development Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGet to work on exciting and scalable environment

    ConsToo much of work pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing. They are all good and friendly.

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

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    awesome and really very good

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chennai (India)

    Prosall facilities are der easily

    Conswork pressure is der a bit

    Advice to Senior Managementits good and flawless completely

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

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    Company of Smart People

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to very happy customers.
    Very smart colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    Excellent tools
    People do try to do the right thing

    ConsHaving very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out
    While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a culture of disciplined spending/frugality. I don't really think this is too much of a problem although other people seeking the "Google" perks will probably be disappointed.

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