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Helpful (1)

Learn a lot

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you are on a good team, you will learn good technical skills and build the foundation for a good career anywhere

Cons

on-call can cramp your schedule, high work-load at times

Advice to Management

fast expansion threatens company culture

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Smart people. Neat projects. Terrible place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People that know what they're doing. Lots of interesting projects floating around.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to get more done faster. Oncall shifts. Being pulled in different directions by different projects. Constantly having to trouble shoot systems you don't fully understand without time to learn it.

    Advice to Management

    They're a natural way developers communicate and work with each other when they're collaborating on a project. Don't break that up because someone gave you a deadline.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Appears at first to be a company that cares for its employees, but only really cares about items shipped daily.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker/Stower in Campbellsville, KY
    Former Employee - Picker/Stower in Campbellsville, KY

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can say you have a job.

    Cons

    Hot in summer, cold in winter, unrealistic production goals that are subject to change at any moment. Managers either drink the Amazon Kool-Aid, or are terminated. The only way to tolerate working for these people is to buy into their program totally, keep your mouth shut, and work your a>> off. Do not anticipate any advancement whatsoever, unless you are a real good friend of someone in management.

    Advice to Management

    Get real. People are human beings, not dogs or robots, and would appreciate being treated with respect.


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