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11 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - AMZ

Amazon Herndon, VA +3 locations

Participate in the design, development, implementation, testing and documentation of large-scale, multi-tiered, distributed software applications… Amazon


5 days ago

Software Development Engineer II

Amazon Seattle, WA +8 locations

Are you excited about the opportunity that will allow you to indulge in ‘thinking outside the box’, ‘questioning everything’ and ‘continuous… Amazon


23 days ago

Software Dev Engineer II

Amazon Seattle, WA

The Team: How often have you had an opportunity to be a founding member of a team that is tasked with solving a huge business problem through… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II, in Test

Amazon Seattle, WA

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides companies of all sizes with an infrastructure web services platform in the cloud. With AWS, you can requisition… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Contribution Profit

Amazon Seattle, WA

As a member of Amazon's WW Contribution Profit team, you'll play a key role in the evolution of our Profitability computations to solve the world's… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Mobile Shopping Application

Amazon Seattle, WA

Mobile e-Commerce is one of the fastest growing segments and Amazon is well positioned to take its world class customer experience and deliver it on… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer - SDE II - comiXology

Amazon Seattle, WA +2 locations

Software Development Engineer II (SDE II) Rendering Technology | Seattle, WA, United States… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II, Logistics

Amazon Seattle, WA

Amazon.com stores and sells millions of unique items with the goal of delivering them to customers as fast as possible while lowering costs for the… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II, Subscribe & Save

Amazon Seattle, WA

The Subscribe & Save team is looking for strong technical leaders to drive the design, architecture, and implementation of next generation… Amazon


30+ days ago

Software Development Test Engineer II, Subscribe & Save

Amazon Seattle, WA

The Subscribe & Save Team is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) who is passionate about quality and… Amazon


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    Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA

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

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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The experience for software managers and engineers is all over the board, from really run low operational load teams to teams where people burn out after a year.

     - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. You can generally expect that anyone who's been here for more than 2 years is competent and motivated or they wouldn't have survived. You can count on them as long as your priorities are aligned. There aren't many slackers here, and they don't survive long.
      - We work on so much stuff that there's always an opportunity to find amazing cool stuff to work on (note that it's an 'opportunity', one that you have to pursue)
      - A chance to make a huge difference
      - A place where you can learn a lot about all kinds of things, both technical and about yourself
      - Amazon encourages high mobility - even your manager can't prevent you from moving to another team within 6 weeks (normally, more than a few months under unusual conditions).
      - Your friends and family have actually heard of the place you work and have at least a vague notion of what Amazon does without you having to explain

    Cons

    - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that.
    - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. The strong survive and the weak perish (metaphorically speaking) and the 'bar' is constantly increasing. The level of performance that would have been acceptable five years ago will get you canned today. It's a kind of crucible that'll help you develop a harder edge, if you can survive, that can serve you well in your career and in life, but it's often not a pleasant experience.

    I wouldn't recommend it as a place to work for just anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a certain percentage of employees that must be put on performance management isn't a data driven criterion) and it's not frugal (effectively forcing an individual out of the company in one division who would make the grade in another is either retaining someone who doesn't meet the bar or a waste of talent). The goal is to force managers to actually make the hard decisions about how their team members compare with each other (not everyone can be exceptional), but it has more defects than virtues. Replace it with a common comparison of each person against the bar for their position, based on data. The percentages that are assigned to each performance category will turn out how they turn out, but there will be an evaluation mechanism that's fair and frugal.


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