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Sweet Gig

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

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

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (more than an 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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    SDE

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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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work at. Very interesting work. Cutting edge on several levels, surrounded by several brilliant people! Also bring your dog to work!

    Cons

    Its a lot of work, be prepared to work. There are also not too many perks, but I am fine with that. I would just say its more about your work than its about anything else.

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