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I see amazon as providing many opportunities for career growth

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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 for less than a year

Pros

Many talented engineers, strong infrastructure and good leadership

Cons

I have felt cross org collaboration not very smooth

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    Amazing company to work for, even more so if you know politics

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Fantastic Growth Potential.
    - AMZN is doing things that no other company is doing.
    - Great relocation package if you're willing to move to Seattle.
    - Stock compensation is fantastic.
    - Gives you the warm and fuzzies to have been part of a company that sets the bar/changes the world/is at the forefront of technology and knows that boundaries have to be pushed and broken in order to innovate.
    - So much innovation.
    - Practically limitless strong technical resources at your fingertips.

    Cons

    - Review process is long, tedious and somewhat painful.
    - Not a lot of perks ("frugality" is a core value, which translates to little to no perks. The company discount was a joke and you basically had to buy all your own swag).
    - Not enough to work really hard, in order to earn senior (and higher) roles you *HAVE* to be politically adept (in addition to working really hard).
    - Fantastic Growth Potential (only if you're willing to move to Seattle).
    - Base salaries aren't that strong.

    Despite all the cons however, if I had to do it all over again I would change nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more in your employees. Pay more attention to those that may not understand office politics, whether intentionally or not. While extroverts get the attention, introverts arguably add more value - recognize this.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Love working here, great people. Fun Job!

    Cons

    Standing all day sucks. People get big headed really quick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make me a manager!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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