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Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
3,528 Reviews

3.3
3,528 Reviews
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2,456 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship review summer 2013

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

    Pros

    mentor available all the time
    manager very understanding and helpful
    Team support

    Very interesting project
    Many resources
    great pay

    Cons

    Takes quiet some effort to get used to amazon internal tools
    no free food oncampus :(

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazon Web Services

    • 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

    Pros

    A lot of interesting projects and smart people to work along side.

    Cons

    There are very few cons to this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    Pros

    Interns get to work on their own project. They make you feel like a full-time engineer and will give you a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Benefits are great, but not relative to other large companies such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    love amazon

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

    Pros

    very efficient company
    good relocation service
    quick reply from recruiter

    Cons

    so far, there is nothing bad about Amazon

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I would go back anytime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't spend so much time with performance reviews

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    amazon web service review

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazon experience

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1> Work Load, On call mechanism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    awesome

    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    cant think of any
    work schedule little hectic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company to start with your career

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some times you can get much work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    very helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Nice working place! People are very freindly

    Cons

    Cannot come out any from my experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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