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Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • You will learn a lot that will help with the rest of your career (in 118 reviews)

  • The company is full of very smart people (in 352 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the best at work-life balance (in 636 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance (in 145 reviews)

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  1. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to work at if you're young and looking to learn a lot. Everything moves quickly. Very few people at Amazon will come off as not intelligent, and some of the people are extremely talented.

    Cons

    Projects and workload are very group dependent. My experience at Amazon is great, but I know some people who have terrible managers that do not understand people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best and brightest. However, do a better job of hiring managers. Stopping people from burning out should be a priority.


  2. Amazon

    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Free cab service for interns

    Cons

    Lots of work and high pressure.


  3. Software Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    strong tech, strong vision, efficient

    Cons

    frugal culture, treat employee badly, no career path


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  5. SDE Intern

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people with nice team Great project though bit challenging Great culture with ease environment Great city Seattle. Good to play around the city.

    Cons

    No support for further academic study No free food

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Great manager for me


  6. Too hectic and workaholic company

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working with large system across the globe

    Cons

    hectic schedule and no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    be more caring for employees


  7. Great place to learn quickly

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great place to start your career. You are expected to learn quickly and constantly and always kept on your toes.

    Cons

    In some teams the workload can be extreme, and people burn out quickly. Do your research and make sure your team isn't one of the high-stress ones before you sign an offer.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more focus on maintaining talent. Certain teams burn people to the ground with their high expectations. It would be in the interest of the company to reduce employee turnover.


  8. The Amazon culture...

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    will be exposed to both smart&dumb retail business details.

    Cons

    Employees experience double standards across the company. You are unlikely to get a bonus or raise if you do not give them a competing offer. And you might be blamed for trying to leave them for money. Ridiculus.

    Advice to Management

    No more double standards ! ! !


  9. Fantastic place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Great place to develop your career. Excellent, supportive coworkers and extremely interesting work. Business rules that are followed internally, rather than just being something leadership teams come up with and everyone else pays lip service to. Huge stock bonuses which doubled in between the time I signed and my first day. Promising future and many amazing products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Stock price fluctuations keep life interesting. Some (external) people have a negative outlook on the working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    I love working here, but there seems to be a large disconnect between the public's perception of what it's like to work here and the reality. Make some changes so that our customers feel comfortable that they're ordering from a company that treats its employees well.


  10. Not too shabby.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lots of opportunity, nice city, a lots of dogs. Great people. Grow fast. Massive scale. A lots to learn.

    Cons

    I don't know, just joined for 6 month ago, everything seems fine now. No free food, have to go out and spend 1 hour (plus 10$) for lunch.


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    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company actually makes product decisions based on what's best for customers. Decision making is based around rational arguments (usually written docs). People actually follow the leadership principles instead of making decisions based on personal biases.

    Cons

    Have to move to Seattle to be in main office. Be in SLU is nice, but if you want to drive you'll have to join a waitlist for a company parking spot.



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