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Lots of interesting problems and lots of smart people

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

Pros- Smart People. Barring the odd SDE/SDET, the vast majority of engineers at Amazon are really smart, motivated people who just get how things should be built
- You get to deal with really crazy problems of scale that few companies ever think about (except MS, Google, Apple and Facebook)
- If you know how to fix something, you just go and fix it
- AWS documentation is excellent with well-defined and well thought-out APIs
- Huge fleet (of machines) at your command.
- Agile and fast-moving with minimal bureaucracy
- Seattle is a beautiful city
- Great focus on the customer

Cons- Company Culture of frugality is sometimes taken to an extreme when developers can't even get proper hardware to develop/test on sometimes
- Some Software Managers and Technical Program Managers don't necessarily meet the same quality bars that SDEs meet
- During peak times, long working hours are the norm
- Oncall means that you can be paged at 3am to solve a problem on the Website/Backend. Depends heavily on which team you work on.
- Lots of legacy code that keeps breaking resulting in people being paged frequently to fix problems. Teams that don't tackle technical debt means that these problems will continue to plague certain teams in the company. Other teams manage to get this right though.

Advice to Senior ManagementEquip developers with the resources they need to succeed at times.

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

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    Pros: Job stability and growth of the company Cons: Takes to long ti move up the ladder Advice to Senior Management: Its all about the associates Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    I am very satisfied at AWS

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    Pros: Given a lot of important tasks, and a lot of… Cons: Work can be quite stressful at times Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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