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Leave amazon alone if you're not a workaholic

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

Pros

-decent pay & signon bonus.
-Big company, talent teammates.

Cons

-unrealistic project schedule, but manager don't think so, they think devs can solve all the problems in a short time. Managers don't care about devs.
-teammates are very aggressive.
-oncall is horrible. you're paid as SDE but you're also doing the job as SDET and support engineer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down a little bit and do a better schedule, if you're not coding, please take some time to rethink if some features are realistic for the devs. Try to be nice to non-native speakers, we're human not machines.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for go-getters

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity at a growing company

    Cons

    No attention or resources for those looking to have their hands held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    It was the best of times...it was the worst of times...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    DIY attitude. The compensation was good. People were very friendly.

    Cons

    DIY attitude. If you are not used to patching things up with duct tape, then this is not the company for you. The management can be non-existent and ineffective at times. You must be the type of person who can work in ambiguity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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