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A great place for talented self-starters

Software Development Engineer III (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood pay (although not as good as other large tech companies). Fantastic stock growth. It's possible to work 40-45 hours a week and still have a good career there, although this varies a lot by team. It's also possible to advance very quickly if you are motivated and a self-starter.

ConsAmazon won't give you anything in advancing your career. You have to be a self-starter and go get it yourself. The compensation structure works with a figure called "projected total comp." This means that if you get a decent grant one year, then the stock price goes way up, the next year you will get a tiny grant to keep your projected total comp at a particular level. It's not exactly unfair, but it feels like it if you think of a stock grant as a "bonus." It isn't. Think of stock as salary and you will feel better about compensation.

Advice to Senior ManagementBump the comp or continue losing your top talent to Google and Facebook.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at as a contractor for less than a year

Pros: Big Company, High Growth, great salary, beautiful workplace, easy to… Cons: Managers difficult to handle, high volume of work, priority changes… Advice to Senior Management: Give some space to your juniors and let them do… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

2 people found this helpful  

Amazing company, very innovative

Intern (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at part-time for less than a year

Pros: Ownership, agility, flexibility. Very friendly employees, smart Cons: culture, work life balance isn't great Advice to Senior Management: focus more on organizational structure and middle management More

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