Amazon.com
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www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Great place to gain experience, cash in on it when you leave.

Senior Business Development Manager (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

ProsYou are a part of a company on the cutting edge of ecommerce technology. When working with other companies you have a considerable degree of clout given Amazon's place in the marketplace. Great focus on the customer experience as well as amazing efficiencies on the operations side.

ConsGiven it's size and success, Amazon has a difficult time "playing well with others." They commonly engage in bullying and stonewalling their partners and this makes it difficult to build long term positive relationships.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your partners with the same respect you treat your customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for customers and shareholders, but only so-so for engineers

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
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    I have been working at Amazon.com


    Pros: I'm a career software developer, so my review will be slanted toward the environment Amazon provides for engineers. I can't speak to what it's… Cons: Amazon started out with a huge focus on software and technology, but over time, that has given way toward operations and retail. We are… Advice to Senior Management: Over time you get the engineers you deserve. I worry that Amazon's senior management is good at long-term company planning but just not interested… More
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    Satisfied SDEII says you'll learn alot, some of it will be applicable elsewhere.

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com


    Pros: Amazon has a lot of interesting projects going on at any given time. You will likely be dealing with projects that have a scale that… Cons: The biggest downside is also one of the upsides. There are so many projects being actively developed at one time that often the wheel is… Advice to Senior Management: Senior management is actually doing a good job on focusing on developer pain points. It takes… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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