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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Great overall experience. Was able to work with very smart poeple

Cons

Worked long hours. Overtime was a must

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    Fantastic learning experience and a fantastic place to work

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1) Work Environment
    2) Very dedicated to employees
    3) Nice facilities
    4) Great company
    5) Flexible on working from home
    6) Allows pets
    7) A very family like atmosphere

    Cons

    The cafeteria in the Seattle location is a little expensive. I believe it is because they want to encourage people to support the local businesses in South Lake Union, a great idea, but I think bringing a salad down to the market value will still encourage people to explore while allowing employees on a tight schedule to grab a healthy meal.

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    Expand the internship program

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    Highly metric driven company that adhere's to its leadership principles militantly

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Amazon provides competitive pay and you're surrounded by intelligent people. Even if you're not always interested in the space you're working in the problems are still quite interesting, many times simply because of the scale. Amazon also has a strong mentor program which is a great way to expand connection and skills.

    Cons

    Employment contract prohibits you from doing ANYTHING entrepreneurial. If you have your own ideas and want to work on them (even in your time outside of work), don't work at Amazon. You cannot work on anything related to ANY of Amazon's subsidiaries, which are vast.

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