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  1. Featured Review
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    "Amazing company and the most driven and smartest of the people"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You can learn a lot very quickly in a very short time - Surrounded with nothing but incredibly smart and driven individuals. - Compensation is well beyond my expectations, and more than suitable. - Exciting projects all across the company that keep you interested and focused. - Amazon is changing the world

    Cons

    - Can be overwhelming, very steep learning curve - Can be difficult to keep up if you are not self motivated

    Amazon2018-12-03
  2. "Opportunity to on challenging technical problems with massive impact"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Meritocracy which rewards calculated risk taking and innovation. -Very easy to change roles/locations without leaving the company. -Lots of support for continued learning via internal trainings/curriculums. -Ownership culture is strongly promoted and reinforced.

    Cons

    -fewer perks than other big tech companies (meals).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Amazon2019-05-20
  3. Helpful (725)

    "An Amazing Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been at Amazon for a month now, and I've seen none of the horror stories being communicated to the public, although Amazon is a large enough company that I'm sure there are good pockets and bad pockets. Everyone here is really smart, and wants to succeed both personally, and as a company. People collaborate and help each other, focus on data, and truly focus on the customer. Every company I've ever worked for talks...

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    Cons

    No cons, so far - seriously. Like I said, I'm sure Amazon has some bad pockets in it here and there, but this is an amazing job, an amazing opportunity, and the biggest thing I have to complain about is that it's a little chilly in our building. I can live with that. Does Amazon demand high quality, measurable results? Yes! Is it hard work? Yes! Is it rewarding? Yes! So I'm not calling that a 'con'. Work/life balance...

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    Amazon2018-02-23
  4. Helpful (1315)

    "Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The experience for software managers and engineers is all over the board, from really run low operational load teams to teams where people burn out after a year. - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. You can generally expect that anyone who's been here for more than 2...

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    Cons

    - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one is going to take you by the hand and help you with that. - Amazon is built, quite deliberately, to be Darwinian. The strong survive and the weak perish (metaphorically speaking) and the 'bar' is constantly increasing. The level of performance that would have been acceptable five years...

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    Advice to Management

    Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a certain percentage of employees that must be put on performance management isn't a data driven criterion) and it's not frugal (effectively forcing an individual out of the company in one division who would make the grade in another is either retaining someone who doesn't...

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    Amazon2013-12-17
  5. "The best company I have ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Developer Advocate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Extremely fast-paced, versatile and innovative. - Highest caliber of colleagues I've ever come across. Smart, enthusiastic and helpful people everywhere. - Truly living the 14 Principles - customer obsession is really the center of all decision-making. - For technology geeks, there are few places like this - the internal tech and projects in flight are inspiring. - Very practical management, very open to new ideas,...

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    Cons

    - With so much happening, this is not a place for people who like set processes or a quiet life. - This company will not suit people who need constant management or direction - it's an environment for builders and self-motivators. - You have to be willing to relearn many of the processes that made you successful in previous jobs. Amazon has its own culture and ways of doing things so don't expect to arrive and amaze...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - this is the first time in years I have total confidence in the people running the business.

    Amazon2019-05-17
  6. "Great Talent, great technology"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work on large scale distributed systems using latest cloud technologies with very talented people.

    Cons

    Growing too fast which might concern soon

    Amazon2019-05-15
  7. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon

    Pros

    Great work, great projects, a lot to learn

    Cons

    There are no cons of working at Amazon

    Amazon2019-05-13
  8. "Aamzon experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to do work which is not challenging

    Amazon2019-05-23
  9. "Difficult place to work - little feedback or support"

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      Former Employee - Software Development Engineer 

      I worked at Amazon full-time

      Pros

      The pay is good. The lack of state income tax in wa state helps.

      Cons

      People do their own thing. There is no help or support or anyone to inform you if you are not doing as well as you should.

      Amazon2019-05-21
    • "Great Learning , Easy team Switching , Hectic oncall day and night"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
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      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      You will work with best in the world. You will learn a lot. if you don't like the team you can switch to other team, you can switch different countries easily.Amazon is into every domain. So you can switch to domain you want to.

      Cons

      Oncall is hectic. aggressive work culture.

      Advice to Management

      Maintain decent work-culture

      Amazon2019-05-17
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