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Exciting yet challenging environment with very high intensity

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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.

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  1. Its fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    great work culture,highly challenging,learning a lot

    Cons

    no cons as for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

  2. Challenging and exciting, great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Visual Designer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    As an intern they provided great opportunities to try different projects and even meet with different departments and positions. Given a good amount of ownership and had great management and career leadership.

    Cons

    When starting as a new employee I was surprised by the lack of on-boarding effort and introductions, but that may differ depending on the department and timing. You just have to ask a lot of questions and put yourself out there.

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