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Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

* Lots of freedom
* Lots of ability to influence the business
* Only bounds on what you do are you
* Nobody says "no"; the ethos is "just do it"
* Exposure to lots of interesting problems
* Builder culture
* Good practice for creating your own company

Cons

* Flat structure means that there's not a ton of specialization
* Not a lot of structure on many teams; need to deal with and thrive on ambiguity

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Positive Outlook
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    Good compensation, but you have to be flexible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Compensation is great, with competitive salaries and solid stock options
    - Exciting to be part of a company that's high-profile and genuinely cutting edge
    - Great location in SLU
    - Fun, interesting co-workers

    Cons

    - Can be chaotic workplace, lots of putting fires out
    - Some non-tech departments can seem demanding and very entitled
    - Burn-out is definitely likely at some point in your career here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An environment where you are constantly learning and being challenged

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are on the right team, you don't mind coming to work. It really depends where in Amazon you are and who you report to.
    Moving to different roles within Amazon is not only supported, but encouraged. Although you can stay in your role for a few years if you like it, you have the option to move after a year if you don't and internal hires are generally put ahead.
    Internal networking is encouraged (during work hours) which really sets everyone up for success.
    Nice campus. Plenty of businesses within walking distance (restaurants/lounges, workout studios, coffee, whole foods, drugstore).

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, which make it difficult to get work done at times.
    Commuting out of the area is difficult at best. Traffic congestion around campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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