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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great compensation and housing. A lot of responsibility, and full access to a very knowledgable mentor.

    Cons

    Amazon sometimes uses outdated software for general software engineering. There also seems to be a lack of morale in some departments.


  2. Intense, stressful but an EXCELLENT place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Infrastructure Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - IT Infrastructure Consultant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Amazon.com as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are super bright, you get to see what you're working on

    Cons

    Intense and stressful environment, sometimes it gets hard


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