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  1. Software Development Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Minimum office drama SDE has a very big power over their daily project Working on new technology

    Cons

    Slow career movement, it might takes several years to get promoted to next level Salary is low compare to other tech company

    Advice to Management

    Less Re-org, focus on providing better customer experience instead of just keep adding new features


  2. good

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    salary is reasonable. coworkers are nice.

    Cons

    workload is somtime over. Oncall is nightmare


  3. Helpful (2)

    Software Development Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects. Fast paced work dynamics

    Cons

    Company not paying very well. Less work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat people more like assets, not tools


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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    big company with talented people

    Cons

    the hiring process is quite confusing


  6. Most challenging job so far - in a good way

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - tons of smart people - you get the chance to make high value and high impacting functionalities - people listens when you point out the right thing - you manage your own time

    Cons

    - there are lots of cruft. people moves fast but technical debt grows pretty fast. - it can be quite overwhelming (this might be an understatement) - can be quite tough if you're not used to the industry

    Advice to Management

    - stop thinking about your career and start thinking about your team's career. if the team succeeds so will you.


  7. Was harder initially but slowly it became easier.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people , lot to learn

    Cons

    No work life balance, always competitive

    Advice to Management

    Care for employees


  8. Helpful (4)

    A good place to grow but only for short term

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good reputation good learning experience optimistic future

    Cons

    no work life balance frugal culture growing pain poor working environment


  9. Technical

    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 programming knowledge builds in Amazon

    Cons

    I dont know the cons.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. Software Development Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having three phone interviews and went to the local office. Four hour in-person interview. Phone interviews consisted of technical questions and in-person interview consisted of technical and personal questions.

    Cons

    Incredibly smart peers and huge career impact(would be vary on your team) My team was great. Whenever u asked a question to your mentor, they will gently answer to your question.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn. Sometimes they need you to learn new programming language even you have not had any experience. A little pressure of completing a project early.


  11. A great experience working on a lot of different technologies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It varies from team to team but I had the opportunity to work on some amazing stuff that made me learn a lot about scale and infrastructure that goes along with such a huge eco-system. Another thing that surprised me was how smart a lot of the folks working here actually are.

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't that great. Managers are nice and friendly you do get peer pressure to work longer than usual in order to generate the same output as others. Again, working with smart and motivated people who work a lot is both a pro and a con I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Do a bit more to make your developers happy. Just giving them a paycheck is not enough.



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