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great place to work

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Current Employee - SDEI  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - SDEI in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

Pros

friendly smart people and good management depending on team

Cons

on call will take a chunk out of work/life balance

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    Work hard, party hard

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is objective, unemotional and focussed. For a certain type of old-school mathematician nerd (not the new-age script-kiddies), this can be a good thing. There are no company wide memos on "culture" or "grand visions". Everything you do has an objective, and a measurable, well-defined outcome. You know why you're doing something and that helps you make decisions faster, easier and more efficiently.

    The company is growing, aggressive and I believe the only company able to withstand Apple. The company genuinely cares about customers - that's not rhetoric. You can find an Amazon engineer at 3:00am in the morning, shake them out of deep sleep, drug them and ask them why a certain decision was made. Whether they're on-guard or off-guard, the answer won't change. If something impacts customers in a positive way, it will be done.

    Cons

    The above pro can become a minor con since there is little to non-existent romanticism about any type of work. The biggest con is facilities - I came from a company with lots of facilities, on-campus laundry, etc., so I was used to convenient parking and a lot of campus-wide services which was a mild annoyance to me for a few months. The hours aren't quite flexible, so it gets difficult to manage your time if you have to visit other businesses during business hours only.

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    I like to attend meetings during the day while doing other stuff like groceries, etc. during the day, and then spend a coding session at night where I am undisturbed. Fixed business hours for developers is a pain - sometimes you get stuck in something and just sit there staring at the screen, because you get criticized if you're not present during core hours.

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    Love their associates! Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Amazon.com part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great, friendly, relaxed environment. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Can become repetitive dealing with customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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