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A9.com Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
21 Reviews
3.6
21 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technologies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A9.com

    Pros

    Get to use cool technologies like Amazon EC2

    Cons

    there is no annual bonus

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of interesting stuff at extremely fast pace that can tire you down

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A9.com

    Pros

    Not as bad work life balance as rest of Amazon
    Smart people from advertising field in the Bay

    Cons

    Its Amazon - so still very fast paced and can tire you down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance needs to exist

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at A9.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, a lot of interesting projects, nice cooperation among colleagues.

    Cons

    Not so flexible when you want to do some extra interesting stuff

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    Excellent company making some bold moves

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A9.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    An entreprenurial spirit within a large organization. Numerous opportunities within the organization and room for growth.

    Cons

    Mostly engineering focused and lighter on the business side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. Stay the course and keep on track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst one compared with other giant Intenet companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at A9.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Can work on exciting technologies, AWS, DynamoDB, EC2.
    -Be well trained to work on well-built infrastructure and cloud. Have deep understanding of distributed and Internet technologies.

    Cons

    -Worst pay compared with other public Internet companies. Little RSU in the first 3 years. Almost work for no bonus.
    -No free lunch, no snacks (though some cheap nuts, no one wants to touch), no gym, no team event (cut budget), no engineering offsite, only work, release, rollout then work, move fast
    -Worst middle level management, no vision, no technical skills, no understanding of Internet business, arrogant, doing nothing, except slave people to work.
    -Employee turn over rate is very short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineers are the most valuable assets in the company. Instead of wasting money on hiring a bunch of highly paid, doing nothing managers from nowhere, why not give out more to people who actually are doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Better than Amazon, challenging work, great pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at A9.com full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work is really good and challenging. Projects involving distributed systems, AWS, machine learning, ad technology, graphics (visual search team)
    - Work with Amazon infrastructure and internal tools
    - Coworkers are very knowledgeable and professional
    - Great location, right beside Caltrain in Palo Alto, so you can live anywhere in Bay Area and commute
    - Decent office space, its not open office like most tech companies, which I preferred
    - Good compensation, better than amazon

    Cons

    - Not enough perks compared to other tech companies
    - Office space is too crammed, only 2 buildings near each other in Palo Alto, sharing one office room with 3-4 people
    - Frugality of Amazon (less frugal though, you get cereal pop etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to have more team spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A9.com

    Pros

    fun
    nice people
    nice place to work
    cool technology
    better paid than amazon

    Cons

    bad green card policy and so on

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at A9.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, deep talented engineer, a lot to learn.

    Cons

    Remote site of Amazon, hard to align roadmap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at A9.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management. Very flexible, good starting salary. Great opportunity to grow as a person.

    Cons

    You have to work quite hard in this company, it's hard to maintain a great work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience was good with my peers and immediate manager. Upper Mgmt (Finance) seemed very unfriendly.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A9.com

    Pros

    Small group and exposure two diverse skill sets and opportunity to attain quicker access to company from a operations perspective.

    Cons

    Dont see much room for growth or moving up in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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