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Helpful (2)

On-call duty is bad depending on the team

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

People were really smart and talented. There was pretty much a limitless amount of work that computers/automation could improve. Lots of opportunities to be creative.

Cons

On-call rotation was horrible. It really depends on what team you're on. I was on one of the bad teams There is a weekly rotation for each member of the team, and I joined a team that had an average of a page every day (which could happen in the middle of the night, even weekends). But if you're on a team that's a new product or one without a strict SLA, you're OK.
People worked a little too hard.

Advice to Management

On-call rotation has caused good talent to leave.

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  1. uncommicative, disrespectful, ungratful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Pay is decent, the company could do better.

    Cons

    Hard labor, little help from managers in paths. Its all about numbers. managera do not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon hires people straight out of college, a lot of the managers have never actually had a job prior to working at amazon.

  2. Helpful (5)

    BEWARE, Amazon tells lies to future employers

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, Progressive company that believes in change management. If you like process improvement this is your company.

    Cons

    Beware, Amazon told lies to potential future employer. Why? Who knows however, potential future employers may receive incorrect information about your work performance. This has happened to numerous former employees.

    Quarterly rankings against your peer level, if you are in bottom third you are put on Performance Improvement Plan.

    Advice to Management

    Beware, if you tell lies about former employees you may find yourself in court.

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