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Expect to put in lots of energy, hours of overtime work and carry a pager

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

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

Pros

Looks good on CV and friendly colleagues. But then again there're other big tech companies which look good on CV.

Cons

- Expected to put in extra hours and hours of work without paying you overtime salary or other benefits
- On call and carry a pager. You have to stay home and be close to your work laptop since you are expected to respond within 15 minutes when you get paged.
- Number of times paged when on call is really plenty or should i say 80-90 percent of the time.
- Bad mangers and management. Managers have no idea of your work most of the time.
- Managers hand out more and more projects and deadlines to team members without consideration for the overworked team members.
- Overworked equals to lack creativity and more errors and mistakes on the job which adds to more work for other team members as well.
- Lost passion because of bad management and work overload as well as being paged.

Advice to Management

Come to your senses and stop saying we will solve the problems and then do nothing about it and expect everyone to be happy and willing to give you our all. Just talk and talk but when it comes to solving and hard questions, pretend you don't know or say we are working on it. What a disappointment to the company and the hard-working employees!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place for work, Aggressive environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you love technology.
    If you want to learn and learn, want to take individual responsibility and ownership.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. Very aggressive working culture.

    Advice to Management

    Treat engineers like humans not robots.

  2. great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    good environment to work with

    Cons

    takes a lot of effort to grow

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