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Depends on where you land

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

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

There are some very challenging problems and smart people at Amazon. If you find a group with strong management and smart peers, you can learn a lot and work on satisfying problem sets.

Cons

Some groups do not have great accountability; the company can be very cheap about things like hiring QA or support engineers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace the value of spending money on operational support and support engineers. Give people enough time to design things with a longer-term horizon in mind.

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    smart people, good projects, fun work

    Cons

    pager duty, career advancement, pay

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    More opportunities for career advancement

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Group  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Group in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    free onsite events with free books and music giveaways. allows dogs at site and in your work space. decent cafeteria.

    Cons

    backstabbing people in HR, it was just awful. Rumors galore everywhere. It seemed like quality output was not the goal, rather looking busy was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get training or a new job. management training if it existed did not seem to help because it appeared management was not held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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