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Work hard and smart.

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Former Employee - Database Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Database Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com

Pros

They get stuff done. There are a ton of technical problems and smart people working on them.

Cons

Work/Life balance has to be self managed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shield your employees.

Approves of CEO

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    working at amazon.com is great!

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    a growing company where there are great opportunities

    Cons

    not many benefits are available compared to other companies in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst. Job. Ever.

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

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    You're on an H1B Visa and its the only job you can get, or you're right out of college and having a "Big name" on your resume is worth it.

    Cons

    The primary, fundamental, downside of Amazon is that Senior Managment is both incompetent and arrogant. Amazon is a technology company but they do not have technologists managing people, even at low levels they bring in people who don't know anything about technology to manage engineers. At higher levels they have MBAs making technology decisions. Worse they are arrogant, they don't respect or value employees. They don't treat them well and they have built an HR department who sees its job as keeping employees in line rather than keeping them happy and productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Amazon.com was the worst place I've worked in my 20 year career and it is ultimately your fault. Go get a job at a non-technology company where you might not be exceeding your level of competence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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