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Interesting work. Great colleagues. Love the atmosphere.

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

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great place to grow your career. Great work life balance.

Cons

Limited chance for promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Higher salary range. Better path for promotions.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Software Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. Fast moving and open environment. The company caters to its SDEs and knows that they are where the rubber meets the road. Close work with the business to understand their needs and the customer's needs. Everyone is moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance sucks in some groups. The worst part is if you get stuck under a manager who has NO idea what leadership and management really is. Amazon is full of AWFUL managers. That is slowly improving, but not quickly. Most managers still treat the employees more like a liability than an asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the Dev Managers. Some are fantastic and are focused on growing the people and the teams. Others are still stuck in micromanaging their teams and trying to make themselves succeed instead of their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work Hard, Make History, watch your VP get rewarded for it

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazon is faced paced. You are working with some amazing customers doing amazing things with technology and you are in the thick of it every day

    Cons

    Internal systems are a joke, work life balance is largely non-existent, the pace is unrelenting and above all it's un-rewarding. Employees are disposable assets (there's a reason for the very high turnover - which leads to lack of continuity), perks are non-existent and "bonuses" are in the form of RSUs that don't vest for 2 years (and forget about pay rises)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long look at the internal IT systems... they're a joke. Look at how you reward people for working themselves into the ground. Customer Obsession and Frugality is one thing but at the rate of turnover there's no continuity and no long term ownership ... eventually the house of cards will collapse (as it's starting to in AppStore)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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