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The largest startup in the world

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, exceed, and burn out.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Peers, Exposure, Training, Experience

    Cons

    Underpaid, Underappreciated, Overpromised, Compensation, No Loyalty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company for customers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Customer obsession is the No 1 value

    Cons

    Employee welfare is too bad

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