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Great company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The cream of the crop rise to the top.

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

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

    Pros

    Hourly employees are offered plenty of overtime. Unless you intentionally make an effort to either miss work or be confrontational; you really have amazing job security. Interactions with other employees are fun. Competition and performance are encouraged.

    Cons

    Workflow is impeded by mismanagement and metric analysis by inexperienced analyzers. Negative reinforcement can be more common than positive. The hours that they expect everyone to work lead to a lot of experienced workers getting burnt-out and disenfranchised with the philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push for greatness, but be prepared to recognize that greatness. Weed out the negative attitude by showing upward mobility to hourly employees.


  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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