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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You're rewarded for delivering high quality products.

    Cons

    Not your typical 9-5. There's always something to be done, so I wind up working more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best Summer Of My Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer I Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great city to work in, competitive salary, great work experience

    Cons

    Large company (to me that's a con), very frugal in all but salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure an interns goals are set before they start working on their project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced development and release of products and features.
    It has 'It's the proposal and not the proposer' culture.

    Cons

    Requires dedication to the team and to the company, especially around holidays.
    Some teams have on-call rotation that can page you any time of the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good starting salary
    Company pushes you to grow
    Teams are small so oncall is manageable

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issue. An issue mgmt pretends to care about
    Maternity / Paternity benefits are next to none
    Year over year salary increases are soso.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't cheap out on raises
    Have a decent maternity / paternity benefits (see Google)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Chennai (India)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work,
    Good growth path,
    Talented Peers

    Cons

    very very hectic work schedule, poor work life balance, frugality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good internship experience working at a large tech company.

    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well structured and good organization. Exposure to software engineering as a full time job. Easier to get full time job after internship.

    Cons

    Workers may feel like a small insubstantial piece of a much larger company. Very frugal, wont find free tablets or concerts here.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty-Good-N-Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The diversity of programming languages and technologies that you can use are nice. You definitely can't get bored if you love to learn and like new challenges.

    Cons

    The work-life balance can sometimes be a challenge to maintain. It is important to prioritize your work and stay focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide subsidized athletic club memberships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A company with a very good growth opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Highly qualified peers and seniors, Very good pay, Good work culture ,Flexible timing

    Cons

    None majorly. I almost like and agree with all company principles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good work excellent learning experience nice enviornmet

    Cons

    deadlines are tight difficult work hard time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hre more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spent too much time in a low value division, couldn't get out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to participate in community actions like updating build tools to work with new languages.
    It is easy to get help from another team especially if you are good about networking.
    The leadership model is open to doing things differently.
    Builder Tools makes some really nice stuff.

    Cons

    Easy to become siloed.
    Easy to lose track of mission and take on too much ownership.
    Trouble tickets are not taken seriously.
    Quantity > Quality is enforced on some teams.
    Many core tools are very old and written in Perl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ownership of any product which is not under development or still managed by the people who originally wrote it should fall to trained professional operators such as Support Engineer IIs.

    Other than that I agree with team ownership of operations, it is synergistic for SDEs to support things but only things about which they already know, otherwise it is nothing but a distraction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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