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Job Satisfaction

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

If you want to do a project that you like and it will be of business benefit to the company, Amazon promotes you ideas. You need not really depend on you seniors for your work and it has an open culture.
If you are interested in any other team , you can shift among teams or do a team collaborating project.

Cons

Big organization, So employee benefits are not that great. Basic salary is good.
Has daily sprint planning and your work culture depends upon your manager

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, high stress, high pay, but tough on the family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good for management. You can also get promoted faster than just about anywhere else. You are judged on your performance, not just who likes/dislikes you.

    Cons

    Expect 80 hrs/week from mid-Nov through December, 60-70 for another 6 months of the year and 50 for the rest of the year. Micro-management is the standard, not the exception. It takes senior management in each building to make even the smallest changes. It is common for one shift or department to leave another in a bad place in order to make goals/set records.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop leadership skills along with management ones. Allow lower-level managers some freedom to make decisions. Develop teams, let them grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good if not great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Opportunity to work with large scale systems.
    2. Great for new grads to learn how service oriented systems work.
    3. Work with smart people.

    Cons

    1. Virtually no perk.
    2. Very stressful on-call/pager duty.
    3. Very bad criteria for qualifying for green card processing (applicable to H1B visa holders)
    4. Insignificant salary increment.
    5. Frugality actually means being cheap and provide employees with cheap and inadequate hardware.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please address the cons I specified above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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