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One of the best places to work for as a Software Engineer

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Amazon has a great international presence and as such employs a vast variety of people. As a result, one meets and interacts with people from myriad backgrounds and nationalities, one gets to travel and experience this multi-national flavour.

The company has a very rigorous attitude towards software development. There is a well-established discipline of testing and deployment. Amazonians are very particular about how every feature/upgrade effects the customer, whether internal or external.

As a hard core technology company, it uses state-of-the-art technologies and provides various opportunities in various aspects of software engineering. The company also provides internal training if one wishes to learn some new technology.

Cons

Many teams are split into multiple sub-teams based at different geographical locations, in fact in different countries. The difference in time-zone and the inability to conveniently meet face-to-face introduces delays and sometimes, miscommunication.

Since every team is mandated to support their software and almost all software is in the form of internal services, every team member has to perform on-call duties for addressing emergency bugs. This can be stressful as an emergency bug report can come in any time during the day or night. Also since most teams are small, the on-call rotation is quite frequent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Every team or a group of teams should have a program/project manager who communicates within the group and with other teams. Engineers are often too candid or too technical and aren't always ready to give up responsibility. A shared-PM would be able to iron out these difficulties in addition to co-ordinating discussions and interactions between teams in different time-zones.

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    A great place to work, get ready to work hard but benefit greatly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great work culture,
    flexible timings,
    horizontal movement

    Cons

    people in the organisation can be quite complacent and laid back

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Really good work environment .
    excellent pay

    Cons

    nothing much ....overseas opportunity area bit rare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard have fun and make history

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