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Fantastic (hard work, & fun) in Seattle; ruthlessly taxing in India

Software Engineer II (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

Pros+ Very smart people -- people aren't only smart intellectually; they are also fairly diverse, so you can actually start to live a normal "life" even if you hang out only with work friends.
+ Opportunities are easy to come by if you are: a) Able to prove that you can get stuff done, and b) Driven to find the opportunities. All you have to do is ask.

Cons- Often, it is easy to lose sight of the personal life of people. Most managers are all of the same kind -- the personal side of the employee comes much later in the decision making process unless the employee puts it front & center.
- The "NPI"s will often derail the best carrots put in front of employees; a project that you were looking forward to this year will often be delayed by a year because of something else that is necessary for the company.

Advice to Senior Management-- Be more mindful of how the compensation plan is structured. Often, employees feel that they have to pay for contributing to the success 2 years ago by getting a small compensation in an existing year.
-- Expect all remote development centers to work just like the main "mothership" in Seattle.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Company on Earth!

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    Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: -competitive salaries with RSUs -entrepreneurial spirit and ability to make a… Cons: -Seattle weather -hard to get promoted Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place to learn

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: 1) diversity in teams you can try out 2) Solid technology… Cons: 1) No perks aka stingy 2) operational burden can burn you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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