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great!

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

a good place to learn

Cons

sometimes it is very busy

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give more benefits to employee

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    The AWS manager said...

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    There are great engineers all over the company. And the older divisions, like retail and supply chain are reasonably paced and supported.

    Cons

    AWS was horrible. When I told a manager I was working harder than I'd ever worked he replied "Well, I don't want you to work 80 hours a week." And I thought, great, your threshold for overwork is 20 hours past mine.

    Also, the pay really isn't great. When I left my salary went up at least 10% and my time working dropped 20%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some more people. You interview for only the smartest. But then you stick them with jobs that many engineers could do fine.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, lots of freedom to invent and develop business solutions and lots of growth potential generated by how much the company is growing.

    Cons

    Lots of iteration because of an emphasis on addressing the customer needs first and then developing ways to measure performance and manage the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of standardization and lessons learned so that the company can scale as efficiently as possible. A start-up mentality can be fatal to a company if it gets too big and inefficiencies are exponentially more costly to correct.

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