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Not a company to work for long term

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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

Salary is probably on the high side compared to other hi-tech companies for the equivalent positions, though no where near compared to Google or Facebook.
Company outlook looks good.

Cons

Work/life balance is probably the worst for SDE's in the hi-tech industry.
Oncall experience can be really bad and you have to work at nights but yet the manager stills expects you to work next day during day time.
Work is fast-paced and majority of projects are short-term thinking. They just want to lure the customers in and worry about the rest later.
Health insurance benefits is on the bad side compared to other hi-tech companies.
The signing stocks grant may be attractive but don't expect the same after 4 years. Basically you should look for jobs elsewhere after 4 years unless you perform on the top 10% compared against peers.
I have unfortunately worked for some mean managers who clearly indicated that you have to work overtime on a regular basis to get work done, no matter how unreasonable the schedule is.
The commute becomes bad now since they moved to SLU campus.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please treat your employees well and treat old and new employees equally well. The pay structure clearly favors the new-hires.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. My time there was fantastic.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Amazon is a fantastic company to work for. Great business model and enthusiasm throughout each facility.

    Cons

    You will surely work hard. Not sure if that's a problem?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loved the job until I was dismissed with no warning and no notice

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    Former Employee - Back Office Associate III in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Back Office Associate III in Huntington, WV

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

    Pros

    Pleasant environment.
    Often freebies, snacks, food... etc.
    They seem to care about customers

    Cons

    The pay isn't the greatest, but good for the area.
    They can fire you out of the blue with no warning and no discipline steps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let HR bully you management, stand up for your employees. How can you admit you don't believe there was any intentional wrong-doing, then fire a person anyway with no written, no final, no nothing. This was the only job I've ever had that I actually liked. Thanks for ruining it for me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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