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Be prepared to work hard

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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 full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Hires the best. I have worked with (mostly) amazing people. That is one of the biggest pleasures of working here. There are some truly great people who work here. It's a very creative, fast paced company that expects a lot out of the people it hires, which means the people that get through are ready for a challenge.

Cons

I've seen a lot of people get burned out very quickly. Make no mistake, you work long hours and there is always something changing or improving or needing attention.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Appreciate your employees and let them know it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    SDE

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    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)

    Pros

    Not much really. The org i work in is has few avg engineers. There is somethings you can learn "What not to do" in software

    Cons

    Transportation has no clear vision, no good leader. sMostly operational work, Fix , Fix, Fix, Fix, nothing to develop much. aweful workplace.
    I have nothing good to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn respecting people and respecting their life. You have not hired people for 24/7. Fastness is not the key, invest in your software.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Amazon burns through employees

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great customer service, name recognition, taking risks

    Cons

    Dysfunctional micro-management, extreme stress, on-call pager duty, lack of respect for developer skill and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating engineers as "fungible" (yes that's exactly what they call it) and treat them with respect, care a little about employee retention. Quit abusing overtime law to extract on-call operations time from experienced and skilled engineers. A little vacation time. Oh, and when a project has more of you (managers) than enigineers it might be a key indication that something is horribly wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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