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great place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

flexible, challenging work; manager will promote you relatively fast if you demonstrate yourself

Cons

painful oncall and poor workplace benefits

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Fun place to work, great people, work hard to move up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Associate in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to move up if you work hard and make the right connections. Company highly values college degrees. Managers are usually fairly willing to help you in your career.

    Cons

    Starting pay is decent but not excellent, however you do get stocks fully vested at 2 years. Entry level pay caps out at $12.50, so if you plan on staying long you should definitely look into promoting. Hours can be long, and overtime is called often, but still an enjoyable place to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rapid growth and development, always launching new products A big range of products and services, from retail to audio/video to web services Good pay and benefits Cool web services and other internal tools you can use Flat structure in the company and a lot of freedom for the engineers. Most teams are small enough that you don't feel like part of a giant company Many social and career-related intern events A lot of good engineers and interns for you to talk geek and network with

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are not as good as other tech giants like google and facebook The company is moving so fast that some products are a little crude and don't have the best quality My team was really understaffed and we were launching a big product so everyone was really burned out. The fact that full time SDEs have to be on-call sucks

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so frugal! Create a more vibrant and innovative culture. Drive for good quality work not just quantity


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