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Great Place to work at

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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

The company takes bottom-up ideas very seriously. Developer has a lot of freedom to design products and the release cycle is super fast. People are very nice and professional. The technology used for development is top of the line.

Cons

Sometimes oncall is stressing for new SDEs.

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Positive Outlook
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    Gainful employment, painful experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    1. Fast paced and diverse opportunties.
    2. Very talented employees due to high hiring bar
    3. Good pay.

    Cons

    1. Transactional (financial and not social) contract between company and employees. Poor work life balance and lack of employee satisfaction improvement measures. Lots of employees leave within few years.
    2. Matrix structures and cross functional teams cause excessive tension and performance drain.
    3. Messaging and projecting are valued more than execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest in improving employee satisfaction by providing them an environment to perform better and also developing their career. The company culture rewards cool ideas and bold people. Ideas are dime a dozen, its the execution that matters. Value hard working people who actually move the needle and not just the loudest ones. Recruiting highly talented resources , squeezing every bit from them and relying merely on high salary payment for retention is not a sustainable solution. The company needs transformational leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A cool place to work, learn and experience real engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You work with really awesome technologies and guys

    Cons

    You feel the pressure and importance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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