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    Good place to learn a lot

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at a2z Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning is definitely encouraged. So is innovation. The people I work with and the work atmosphere are great, we have each other's backs, we learn from each other and help each other every day. Some of us hang out socially too, apart from work. Having moved to California from another country, I can truly say I made some friends at work.

    Long hours do happen, but it is manageable, it's not like we work evenings and weekends all the time. Since I had a baby, I have never had any problems reconciling my work life with my private life, and there is lots of flexibility when for instance the baby is sick and I need to work from home or come in late.

    As to sharing desks, I assure you that any full time employee will get their desk. We had contractors share desks before, but with the recent expansion, this should no longer be necessary.

    As for promotions, two engineers in my team were promoted this year, and two last year.

    The pay (salary and stock) is good.

    Recent changes around my team made on call duties much easier.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to move so quickly, that you don't have time to really learn the underlying technology. Sometimes solutions get stalled due to the need to discuss with several stakeholders and teams you depend on having different priorities. But that's inevitable in a larger organization I guess, and people are very cooperative.

    Contractors are definitely treated worse than the "blue badge employees".

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a2z Development Center Interviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at a2z Development Center.

    Interview Details

    Initial call with headhunter who was from outside the company. Then phone interview with hiring manager. From the start, the headhunter stated that this position had interviewed countless candidates and the Amazon hiring manager was a bit difficult to deal with so be prepared for that.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific scenario of how to advertise an app on Amazon even though other items produced higher profits. How to prove it out.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.a2z.com
Headquarters Columbia, MD
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Unknown
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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