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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working there, but in the end, had other opportunities to tend to.

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Large company. Lots of opportunity with Kaizen and process improvement. Plenty of autonomy as a manager.

    Cons

    Long, long, long hours during the holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only real issue was that I had things I enjoyed doing outside the company. As an actor, I had a role come up around peak season that needed me for four weeks starting in late November. I had the vacation and personal time to cover it, but it just wasn't possible. Wish I could have worked around it, but the opportunity was too great for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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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