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Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees

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

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

Pros

average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

Cons

petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

grow up and act like responsible leaders

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A place where builders can build

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great development and ownership culture
    - Quality products are valued and efforts are made to fix low-quality ones
    - Fantastic quantity of components and services to re-use
    - Management cares about their employees

    Cons

    - Difficult to get rid of technical debt
    - A lot of house-made solutions to replace industry standard

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    The management is amazing and the internship experience is equally amazing. I have learned more at the company in 3 months than I did in my entire degree in college.

    Cons

    The job is in Seattle and as everyone knows, the weather there isn't amazing. Also not a big fan of the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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