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Fast paced, lots of old stuff

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (less than an 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. 8 people found this helpful  

    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Steep learning curve. You will get a chance to influence products that are being used by millions. Experience looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    I would not recommend MBA's to join Amazon. There are a few roles out there which offer good experience but overall I would say 75% chances are that you will get disappointed with your experience. Talk to your colleagues (software and product) before taking up an offer.

    The company is very political in director level and up. Contrary to what some say, I have experience it first hand. Smart people in the company are typically not good manager and still get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is growing, pay attention to the cultural shift. It will to too late to change otherwise. Folks come here to work on the cool products but not for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    sad place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (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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