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abusive

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

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

Pros

- they are doing good, cutting edge work in technology

Cons

- no work-life balance
- long hours and oncall duties
- aggressive work culture, people are at each others' throats all the time
- sloppy middle management
- increasing bureaucracy due to massive growth

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bad work environment

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At a given point, there are many good engineers there to learn from. They typically leave within a year, but at least they're usually replaced by other good engineers.

    Cons

    The rest. Work/life balance, perks, management, office environment, operational load, etc., are all very bad. The office is crowded, loud, and I'm interrupted for status updates almost continuously. The operational load is unbearable on some teams that were unfortunate enough to inherit years of technical debt incurred by former engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from what people are saying in their exit interviews - you have a lot of data points from those.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    growing too fast to keep up

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    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits and package.

    Cons

    No support from your manager. Had 4 managers in 4 years, goals were constantly changed and growth was dependent on metrics, so this greatly affected my ability to be promoted. So difficult to transfer within or grow. So much bureaucracy! Terribly negative work atmosphere. Felt like a machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn some human compassion and listen to what your team needs! Also, if you want to always raise the bar by hiring better people, remember that you should hire people who are qualified, but PLEASE learn to not hire people who are SO overqualified to do such basic jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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