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It's not perfect, but it's pretty good

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  • Culture & Values
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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

Pros

Amazon is a great place to learn from smart people, particularly at our remote development site. There's a lot of opportunity for motivated engineers to learn a lot about all aspects of software development and make a direct difference to the business.

Cons

Opportunities for promotion or different work are limited at our remote development site. And dealing with people in other sites is a common source of stress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"Think big" is a core competency at Amazon. Senior management may be thinking big, but it would be nice if they shared more about the vision with us as it's not always clear.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company with great principles though much of the great work has already been done

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Great leadership.
    2. Awesome principles and strategy
    3. Technical stack is the best in the market and top notch engineers
    4. Love for technology and costumer obsession.

    Cons

    1. Frugal strategy. Very low perks to employees compared to all the other top technical companies
    2. The technical stack is already been designed and very stable. This reduces the learning opportunities available in other small technical firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create more learning opportunity and a little low stress on deliverables

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career right after college, Good job profile, smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much politics, overwhelming work, no work life balance, extra burden of oncall which doesn't count into your weekly accomplish task, its like a side job that you have to take care without delaying your other tasks and projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to exercise better judgement while allocation projects and define precise deadline since a person can work at max 12 hours in a day daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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