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Stower Review

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Former Employee - Stower in Whitestown, IN
Former Employee - Stower in Whitestown, IN

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay, a lot of room to work at your own pace and make your rate. Well ventilated areas and easy access to water or free Gatorade.

Cons

Rates sometimes can be slanted or unrealistic depending on the amount of space given. Don't expect to be able to use sick days or get much personal time off easily in case of an emergency.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Challenging, a great learning experience, but impossible work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is amazingly intelligent. Work and technology moves at a fast pace, so you're always challenged to learn and become efficient at every task.

    Cons

    Little appreciation for employees and no recognition for the wins you have. Very difficult to have work/life balance as you have multiple responsibilities and projects that get piled on. Due to this being an online environment you can rarely "unplug".

    Advice to Management

    Positive re-enforcement is great motivator and moral booster for your teams. Use it more -- it's really ok to tell someone they're doing a good job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, high salary, not always nice

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rock solid core business. Exceptional growth and cool projects all around. Good middle management and excellent Senior/Top management. Smart SDEs all around.

    Cons

    Oncall system. SDEs are asked to carry on the pager in an oncall rotation. Depending on the team your are can be OK or truly a nightmare. Nightly call if you work with an Indian team and live in Seattle. Scrum is heavily adopted and keep the peace very very high and intense. Happens that the projects are more workarounds than real fully designed solutions as there is no time to focus on the solution. Scrum makes the due date your enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening SDEs for new ideas as you already doing. Move away form the oncall stuff, hire support engineers and make the SDEs happy. Free lunch would be a nice perk.


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