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The largest startup in the world

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

1. Good pay at higher levels (SDE 3+)
2. Excellent range of opportunities - work from UI to the largest web services infrastructure in the world to machine learning to consumer products (Kindle).. If you get bored of one team, moving to another is straightforward.
3. High achievers are rewarded well
4. Super focused and competent senior management

Cons

1. The frugality (cheapness) gets old after a while.
2. Growing as an individual contributor after the SDE 2 level is made ridiculously tough and is completely team dependent; an SDE 2-3 promotion in a technically strong team might take years (or never happen) with the same promotion take a few months in some other teams
3. Uneven quality across groups and teams - there needs to be a consistent hiring bar.
4. Employees are treated largely as cogs. The pager hell is real and can be bad depending on the team.

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Positive Outlook
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    Fast paced environment , 110% expected everyday!

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    Current Employee - FC Associate  in  Haslet, TX
    Current Employee - FC Associate in Haslet, TX

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazon has great benefits and a four day work week, unless Voluntary?mandatory is called. As a Full time blue badge associate you receive Paid time off, unpaid time, and vacation time. You also receive stock that vests after TWO years and a monthly bonus based on certain performance factors.
    Open to suggestions for improving processes

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Pay cap on lower tier positions
    communication between management and associates can be limited
    Favors interview performance over experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV

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

    Pros

    They make it fun, snacks, games, etc. to maintain morale.

    Cons

    Hard to make numbers,can be hard putting up with rude customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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