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Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

compensation/RSUs, innovative culture, fast pace, allows dogs, opportunity for advancement

Cons

work life balance, career development is often self-driven

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Find more ways to show you value your employees contribution to the team and company.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    Fun environment, many opportunities

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good, and there's a great work environment there, with many chances to prove yourself. There is a constant push to advance your career, and you are given many opportunities to succeed.

    Cons

    There are not nearly as many perks as working at a place like Google. Above the base salary, the only other good perks is the stock units, which is pretty standard at any big company.

    The atmosphere of frugality goes too far sometimes, as it can be hard for an SDE to even get a second monitor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up some and give your trusted employees the same kinds of perks that other top-notch companies give if you want to be considered a top-notch company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Exciting yet challenging environment with very high intensity

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    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    Pros

    Very smart development staff implementing academic computer science solutions to meet incredibly large scale of data and transactions.

    Cons

    Very intense environment requiring huge commitment without any room for work/life balance. Say goodbye to your family and any hobbies during your tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stack ranking places peers in direct competition, limiting collaboration among individuals as well as teams. Managers hold absolute sway over their reports. Abandon stack ranking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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