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Best place I've worked at.

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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 for 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.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great from the outside, bad from the inside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate  in  Sumner, WA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Sumner, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and an interesting environment,

    Cons

    The pay, hours, work, high demand, morale, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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