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1 person found this helpful  

Fast paced, lots of old stuff

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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 for less than a year

Pros

Amazon can be a great place to work depending on how you want to job to be and where you want to go with your career. There are lots of great opportunities but the job is frequently rough.
- fun culture
- lots of interesting work
- company is currently heading a great direction

Cons

- some teams have LOTS of legacy baggage
- resistance to change
- huge amounts of time spent on operations
- you should know you'll be carrying a pager around

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They're In a tough spot. A little too tactical i.e. micromanaging sometimes. Management might want to step back a little bit and put some trust in engineers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Two years is enough

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Amazon "hordes" smart people and you work with a lot of smart people. The business is ever changing, even expanding so you get lots of opportunities and challenges.

    Cons

    Amazon likes to hire smart people but once they are in, the senior leadership does not spend time developing the people and does not "care" about them. Sometimes they hire people who are really over-qualified for the tasks, thus demoralizing people. Working people hard is ok, but leaders also must show that they appreciate and care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show that you care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    sad place to be

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

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

    Pros

    learn a lot of advanced distributed system technologies and see it work at super large scale

    Cons

    pager duty, heavy work load, low compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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