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Helpful (2)

great company for consumers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 a year)

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

Pros

Talented people, downtown/near-downtown location.
Different teams can feel very different. But overall they hold similar culture.
If you are lucky and find a reasonable team, you might be able to enjoy it. But not so much for other teams.

Cons

it's better to be a customer than an employee.
no work life balance. management expects you to work late.
uncompetitive compensation.
on-call.
political issue. This can be nasty sometimes.

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  1. Nimble, smart and easily the best work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Great company. Smart people. Total independence. Agile and nimble development life cycles. great compensation

    Cons

    none so far. not for people who can not move fast !

  2. Helpful (2)

    I love working for Amazon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Bottom-up culture. As a manager, I have full autonomy to get things done and drive my short and long term vision, hire fantastic people, and take large risks

    Cons

    * No Paternity leave
    * Healthcare benefits have much higher premiums and deductibles each year
    * Stock grant policy can limit options at times

    Advice to Management

    Meetings can be too serious--make it fun!

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