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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 3 years)

Pros

Amazon is always on the front end of technology. Lots of exciting things happening there across many different product lines. It's also easy to move around from team to team and position to position.

Cons

The company tends to overwork you! The company also considers 'frugality' a value - which translates into no perks. This is very disappointing and a drag on the culture.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Fast growing company that should focus on how to manage all the moving parts better

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    Former Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    * strong work ethic and focus on tangible results
    * lots of opportunity to move up or laterally to new positions
    * diverse group of employees
    * every team must make an annual plan

    Cons

    * due to high company growth, employees change jobs frequently - and take knowledge with them
    * lack of documentation - every project is a "new" project - and doesn't have to be
    * business teams are strong - but lack the ability to define the product they want for the engineering teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your management teams to learn how to define the critical path for business requirements - and train them to convey this information to the engineering teams.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful

    A lot of stress has been taken off my shoulders with this job.

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Haslet, TX
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Haslet, TX

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

    Pros

    -The benefits: All in all, the benefits are definitely fantastic.
    Holiday pay is awesome.
    Management is unbelievably down to earth and understanding to any issues that may occur. They are here to help you succeed as they say. I have never came across a job as helpful as Amazon in terms of caring for their employees.
    They are huge on safety policies and will not let you work in unsafe conditions/environments
    The opportunities to grow within this company is outstanding!

    Cons

    I have notice some cases of "favoritism" between management and employees.
    The rates can get difficult especially on those bad days.
    Sometimes, the system will glitch and I would have to really work tough during these glitches to keep my rate up.

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