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Horrible place

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  • 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 (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

big name on resume, you will learn to see the things end to end

Cons

Salary is less compared to other leaders in industry, absolutely no work life balance, no training, no personal development, no good leaders in upper management. The management can take time to complete its deliverables but SDEs do not get extension on deadlines. Too much politics in the organization. Amazon.com Shipping/Transportation dept is the worst department ever for SDEs. The SDMs look like kids from kindergarten with absolutely no people management skills.

Advice to Management

I am sure amazon.com Stock is a big bubble which will burst very soon. Company has 30-40% growth in revenue but the profit is negative

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good internship.

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

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with lots of smart people to work with. Good benefits, even for interns. Will subsidize living and moving expenses.

    Cons

    Forever to setup machines and setup your workspace. Sometimes you can get stuck with a really bad project, so you might or might not get lucky.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Company of Smart People

    • 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 a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to very happy customers.
    Very smart colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    Excellent tools
    People do try to do the right thing

    Cons

    Having very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out
    While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a culture of disciplined spending/frugality. I don't really think this is too much of a problem although other people seeking the "Google" perks will probably be disappointed.

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