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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 (less than an year)

Pros

A lot of interesting projects and smart people to work along side.

Cons

There are very few cons to this job.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dead End Tech Job

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    Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CSS - Control Systems Specialist in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pay == OK
    Benefits == OK
    Big Name On Resume == OK
    Mindless Job == OK (If you are looking for that)

    Cons

    Stock Bonus == Minimal (The dangling carrot, they try and use the same bonus on every review cycle to pad the "Overall Compensation Package").
    Advancement == Minimal (Seen very few promotions, appeared to be based on favoritism vs. technical abilities)
    Continuing Education == Poor / Non-Existant (After 3 years only ~2k/year towards AA degree).
    Management Attitude == Condescending ("Punching Bag of the Fulfillment Center").
    Use of Technical Skills == Poor / Non-Existant (Not allowed to think outside the cardboard box).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door with managers. Stop placing managers with zero technical knowledge in charge of technical areas... "I'm in charge what do we do?"

    Create infrastructure that captures knowledge and best known methods vs. reinventing the wheel every time a new batch of recent college graduate managers show up (every few months).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ridiculous policy ridiculous turnover rate

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Gouldsboro, PA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Gouldsboro, PA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They keep you informed about what is going on in the company benefits are great and pay is getting better

    Cons

    They go threw employees like no other company I have ever seen I was only there for a little over a month and employees were dropping like flies it is a concern for everyone that works there everyone who works there asks how much longer till their number is up I personally know of at least 18 employees being fired just since I was there some deserved it but most where excellent employees that were fired for ridiculous reasons like stretching, telling management a concern they had, and even for writing the wrong date on a piece of paper for overtime.if you're honestly considering working for this company do yourself a favor only plan on it being extremely temporary while you look for another job....unless of course you are absolutely perfect and flawless in every way just because you show up when you're supposed too and work at 110% is not enough for this company!!!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have an employee that is a great employee you should keep then working for you and not make it impossible to keep working hard for you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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