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Amazon Data Engineer Reviews

Updated November 5, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2476 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 516 reviews)

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  1. "Best Place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exponential Growth, Learning curve. Great Culture

    Cons

    Tight Deadlines, Always be on Toes


  2. "Good team to work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and chance to create real world impact

    Cons

    Compensation growth is slow for people hired after 2014

  3. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    growth, Challenging, and Nice pay

    Cons

    Huge work,Huge work, Huge work, Huge work


  4. "Data Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A growing company and more oppotunities.

    Cons

    A little stressful to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Help team growing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AWS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Center Engineering Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Data Center Engineering Operations Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing and growing and growing .

    Cons

    Diversity in tech engineering segments.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback from anonymous surveys.


  6. "Best company I have worked for - Seattle Headquarters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazon's Leadership Principles are a known by all employees and put in practice.
    - Easy to change roles or change job to a different team. You are not limited to a specific scope of work; if you can do more and grow, you can take ownership and drive your ideas.
    - Mentors are available.
    - Ideas are valued no matter what level you are at.
    - It is common to meet with your skip manager regularly as well as your manager. This helps strong individual contributors to not to get stuck under a manager by getting wider visibility.

    Cons

    I have some coworkers who are not as satisfied due to their team's management. My best advice to them would be to change team since you are enabled to, and their are many new teams that are growing and looking for talent.

    Advice to Management

    To retain talent, ensure people can be promoted without difficulty if they are performing above the 50% bar at the next level. Performance and driving significant projects should override tenure at a level.
    Also, commit to developing employees at FC locations, beyond Associates degrees.


  7. "Data Engineer1"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Trainings , Learnability , You usually have the say on timelines, Lots of work :) ,
    Perks

    Cons

    Salary (Make sure you know whats your market value is )

  8. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1- a great diverse company
    2- supporting new ideas, innovation and think Big
    3-the most customer centric organization. they are seeking investment through customer satisfaction and loyalty

    Cons

    Nothing I can remember. It's a great growing company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bootcamp for those just starting out"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock prices continue to increase and you can take your dog to work....

    Cons

    ...but that's about it. The 401k match is almost non-existent and there are zero other benefits to working there aside from 10% prime purchases maxed at $100 total a year. BFD.

    All experience gained is unmarketable outside Amazon as all tools used are mostly internal.

    Biggest Con - their 'raise the bar' hiring policy is a joke resulting in super high performing lower levels and mediocre-at-best middle management. You will constantly have newer employees higher than you on the food-chain that clearly are under-performing you. You will almost always know / outperform your superiors. It also makes upward mobility nearly impossible.


  10. "Good paying company in a great city"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; smart people; interesting projects

    Cons

    Demanding workload; smart people; complicated projects

    Advice to Management

    observe more government holidays. We want to spend holiday time with family and loved ones. hire more local candidates - we are changing seattle culture very quickly because of the influx of people new to the area.