Amazon.com
3.4 of 5 2,794 reviews
www.amazon.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

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Very good place to work, if you are willing to commit yourself

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com

ProsHigh quality and dedication of employees.
Interesting and challenging technical problems: scale AND (application) complexity.
Cooperative working environment; not excessively political.
Amazon still has a lot of new things left to do.
Frugailty is taken seriously: the work's the thing. Totally.
Seattle is a great place to live.

ConsDifficulty being able to leap-frog the state of the art.
On-call can be very draining.
Compensation is only average (but at least it seems to be average).
Benefits aren't stellar.
"It's still day one" gets tiresome.
Frugality is taken pretty seriously: no frills (i.e. no free anything).
Hard to publish or get permission to talk about work outside the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more strategic, less focused on the near-term problems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Exciting challenges in scale and availability to solve, but benefits could be better

Software Development Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com


Pros: Chance to work with great engineers, exposure to scaling, availability and reliability issues in software and systems, and great senior management… Cons: Heavy oncall load in certain orgs/teams, few benefits compared to Google/Microsoft/Yahoo etc. Plus, too… Advice to Senior Management: They are doing an excellent job with the vision and company direction, but employee satisfaction is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Driven Amazonians find time for fun; feedback can be lacking

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Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com


Pros: At Amazon, you are constantly interacting with very intelligent, driven people. Yet most Amazonians also know how to have fun, and it is not… Cons: As with most companies, Amazon performs annual reviews of its employees. Throughout the year, feedback can be lacking. Some teams are very diligent… Advice to Senior Management: Though we have been, are and always will be a customer-centric organization, employees are customers, too, just internal ones. By… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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