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Most innovative company and better place to work

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Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, PA
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, PA

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

Pros

Good working environment with best benefits

Cons

Stress but manageable, management tough

Advice to ManagementAdvice

think big thing for all employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very challenging, some favoritism but great learning opportunity

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Colleagues - most are very smart and extremely driven
    - type of work - new grads can be put on big projects very quickly
    - competitive base salary
    - metrics driven - I've seen Senior financial analysts successfully contest comments from directors using metrics

    Cons

    - no surprise, long hours
    - very "pressure cooker" type of environment, can get tiring very quickly
    - colleagues are not always the friendliest
    - benefits compared to other tech companies is sub par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work/life balance and benefits - long hours with low benefits is never a good formula

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of interesting problems and lots of smart people

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Equip developers with the resources they need to succeed at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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