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Not as much opportunity for SDETs

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

* Exciting projects that have high visibility and use
* Customer-centric focus
* Lots of good software engineer tools and frameworks in place

Cons

* Not a whole lot of opportunity for SDET or test career. Sure, there are pockets of them, but I wouldn't count on Amazon as a long term place for a test career. Not uncommon to see the senior test folks eventually leave due to lack of promotion process for them.
* Heavy emphasis on on-call activities with less emphasis on building quality in from the beginning.
* Fairly young engineering management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to attract and KEEP test professionals, hire more test managers and some test VP or Directors to help keep the culture alive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No MBA? No Future!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.

    Cons

    Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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    Stealing their way to the top - one overpriced book at a time

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    fast paced, fun, 4 day week, new and improved onsite coaching, weekly pay, paid training

    Cons

    bell model based land grabbers with lacking personality skills, even if you work hard and know you are working hard, HR will make it their responsibility to find you a position where you can
    struggle so they can follow company model of keeping the majority of their employees off the books. great for a young person. still in conflict over their original lease agreement since day one.
    unable or unwilling to pay corporate debts to original investors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    smile, you have a job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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