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Software Engineer

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Not a lot of politics. A good environment for solving problems and building cool things. Great internal tools, both for deploying and building services and for data storage, etc.

Cons

For a tech company, there is a large business side. This means you spend more time than you'd want trying to convince and work with the business instead of just creating cool products.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, empowered, fast paced, lean processes, great people

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Difficult to keep up with the growth sometimes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Worst work environment for non-tech people. They do not provide much growth opportunity.

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    Current Employee - Operation Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operation Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are always surrounded by the smartest engineers and skilled project managers. Very innovative and you are always asked to come up with new ideas and improvement.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, and the management does not show interest in your work-life balance. I have reported to 6 different managers so far, and only 1 of them showed sincere interest in the employees well-being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to offer growth opportunity for those who are 'home grown' long time contributing Amazonians. I have seen many long time contributors (mainly people with non-tech positions) who end up being managed out but provided very little opportunity to continue contributing due to the company's very fast growth in the past 5 years. Even when you manage out, show some respect to them. They worked hard for you to establish the basic of Amazon. Pay more attention to their employees well-being too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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