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Great company

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Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer

I worked at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

-Interesting work
-Smart co-workers to learn from
-Good pay
-Many web service tech to become familiar with

Cons

-Painful pager duty
-Prioritizes quick launches over stable products
-Workload can get high
-Minimal perks

I think the above is applicable to many large companies, but the pager duty is something specific with Amazon.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have never worked so hard for so little

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Steady work if they give it to you, opportunity to advance if you are lucky enough to be recognized

    Cons

    Unrealistic productivity quotas, lack of breaks, monotony, treatment like cattle

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to work your butt off

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and challenging problems every day.
    I get to work alongside and learn from some of the smartest people I know.
    There are so many ways to have a big impact on millions of people.
    A chance to participate in history.

    Cons

    Its really challenging to keep a good work life balance here, and that seems to be by design.
    It's a bit of a chaotic environment and isn't always the easiest place to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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