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Be prepared to work hard

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    Good place to work as a full time, not too good as an intern

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gain a lot of valuable experience while working on cool projects

    Cons

    Their mentor program sucks; they assume you know a lot in advance and they guide you, like they do in Google or Microsoft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better mentors for interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, contribute and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging problems from real world combined with Amazon scale makes most scalable solutions obsolete in few years.
    Pace of development is fast.
    Each employee is a leader and an owner. Its great to be among people who are constantly improving things because they want to and not because they are asked to.

    Cons

    Oncall support can be bad.
    Work life balance, growth, etc - A lot depends on your manager. I am lucky to have a good manager but not everyone is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to ensure the culture doesnt dilute as you hire more and more new people. Also the hiring bar seems to be going down. Its not as much fun to work with mediocre people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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