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You Are a Replacement Part

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsGet hands dirty on work millions use on daily bases. Unlike Microsoft, this company across the lake does ship code.

Cons1. Very twisted compensation package. You are evaluated based on salary+stock, which should be 'given' although not vested, but the management sees that as 'you are well compensated' and would give away next to nothing for the hard work next year.

2. Terrible on-call. It's really a nightmare. Work-life balance is as bad as the worst story your friend told you. IT'S ALL TRUE.

3. Very bad benefit package. But you knew it when you got the offer, so can't complain too much about it.

4. Middle management is not transparent at all. You see the tree but not the forest. Sometimes they'd lie about promotion/compensation to get you work extra on top of already overloaded work-life balance. But it could be just my case.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management has great vision and the direction is great.

Please treat your employees well. They are NOT replacement part. Being frugal is ridiculously emphasized. You can keeping hiring people with high turnover rate now, but this is not right. Bezos said 'kindness is a choice' during his Princeton speech, well, 'kindness' is definitely the choice Amazon chose to treat its employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, interesting work, global impact.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time


    Pros: + Fascinating work + Immediate global impact + Folks are generally motivated,… Cons: - Company is so cheap it's insane. Devs are forced to buy your own hardware in many cases. Amazon pays $250k / year for an… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Frugality is one thing, but stupid is another. Buy modern hardware and software for folks who… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Amazon bad job

    Outbound Pack (Former Employee)
    Cayce, SC

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


    Pros: Can not think of one reason to like this company Cons: Jeff Bezos should pack in one of his "Fulfillment Centers" for about a month undercover to see just how bad… Advice to Senior Management: Start treating your people as people NOT machines, If you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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