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Software Development Engineer

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

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

Pros

Nice people, smart people from all over the world!
We are creating world class product every day!

Cons

Nothing that bad..work-life balance can be better

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Can be enjoyable if in the right dept.

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chester, VA

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

    Pros

    fast paced, a lot of technology used, can be rewarding, OT usually available, work hard play hard mentality but usually just more work hard. Awarded stock but two year waiting period to vest. Benefits day one. Can advance if a go getter and management likes you.

    Cons

    Long hours, can feel like you are robot doing the same thing for 10 hrs, can be hard to advance with so many applicants for very few higher paying positions, can sometimes feel like just a number in the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You can't work here forever.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. 11.50 per hour at night and a dollar less during the day. You do have opportunity for advancement but it gets harder without a degree. Also, annual pay raises and after 2 years you receive annual stock which you can sell for decent cash. Also decent health insurance and the best dental I've ever seen.

    Cons

    The grunt work is really hard. You stand for 10-12 hours or walk up to 25 miles a shift. Scanners and scanning causes wrist issues. If you're not liked, you're not going anywhere. After about 5 years you're either burnt out or they're looking for a reason to fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company's expectations of you managers are really really high. Most managers are overstressed and looking at getting fired during Christmas, the busiest time of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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