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Work hard 24/7 and have fun when you can

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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

Very competent management.
Talented and efficient colleagues.

Cons

Huge operational burden and "oncall" pain in most teams.
Hard to move up.
Difficult to work on big projects from scratch unless yo uare a principle engineer, which is really high up the ladder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about why Amazon does such a bad job at attracting and retaining senior technical talent.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    A very dynamic place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Tremendous ability to make changes. Increasing use of lean production principles creates a great laboratory to master LEAN. Work with the smartest group of people imaginable and move at breakneck speed. Make an impact bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    Managers are servants and garner much less respect than the hourly employee, a good thing up to a point that is often surpassed. Meanwhile the hours can be quite long and there is tremendous ambiguity matched with a high degree of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your managers, trust their judgement, and assume they intend to do the right things.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Heads down hard working culture, not a lot of fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Constant innovation, smart people, good career advancement available

    Cons

    High expectations, long hours, culture varies significantly by team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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