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Overall, good experience.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

* Very smart people across the board
* Endless opportunities to work on challenging problems
* Ability to work on many different types of products without changing companies (e.g. operations support, front-end, digital, web services, developer tools, etc.)
* Good stock performance (over past few years)

Cons

* Location - South Lake Union (in Seattle) is hip and clean, but also expensive (e.g. lunches, parking, etc.)
* Hours - employees more often than not have to work above and beyond to meet senior management expectations (leads to bad work:life balance - i.e. not good for family life)
* Politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize employee talent and accomplishments more.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Culture , Meritocratic, No income Tax in Washington

    Cons

    Can get very demanding based on which team you are in.

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

    Smart people. Neat projects. Terrible place to work.

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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