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Its fun

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

great work culture,highly challenging,learning a lot

Cons

no cons as for now

Advice to Management

no

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  1. Helpful (5)

    You Are a Replacement Part

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. 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 Management

    Upper 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Average internship project, average team spirit

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * The free cereals bar... * No income tax in WA * Pretty city * Amazon is right next to the lake * Scale of the problems * Decent salary

    Cons

    * Seattle is terribly rainy and only suited for families * Some amount of bitch-job giving * No free corporate restaurant (vs. what is done in CA)


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