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Best place I've worked at.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Amazing challenges, problems to solve and people to work with. Amazon is a top notch group of people. Best part is getting to use all the different AWS technologies and being able to experiment.

Cons

There is no rest for the weary. Burnout happens. Oncall is not fun and depending on the team you end up on it seems like it will never end.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide a better path for advancement of people careers. Follow your core values.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart engineers, Dilbert-like management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    * Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with.
    * Decent medical/dental benefits.
    * Stock grants (instead of options)

    Cons

    * Career growth is exceptionally difficult, and not based on merit.
    * UX:Engineering ratio is abysmal.
    * Managers sometimes play favorites, with HR in their pocket.
    * Happy to ship products with shitty quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Web Developers are different from Software Engineers, so stop treating them the same. Stop telling Java engineers to write front-end code. Count how many WDE 3s there are, add two zeros to the back of that number, and hire that many of them.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    You can get to learn a lot at Amazon. You have a good learning opportunity. You have work from home option and good benefits as well.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not good. You are expected to deliver within a short time.You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that.

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