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  1. Amazing environment to work and grow

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    Current Employee - CSA in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn and grow very fast. Environment is such that everyone helps you in your growth.

    Cons

    As the environment is so amazing because of the principles it will be difficult to go to a different company where they don't have such amazing principles.

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    Learning and building cool things are part of the job!

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most companies hire people for what they already know and you need to deliver results quickly. At AWS, they hire you if they believe that you can learn and they give you time to learn and build whatever you like on their platform. When you are ready to work with the customers, a big part of the job is continue to learn new things.

    Cons

    First couple of months is like drinking from a firehose. But it gets better.

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    AWS work Experience and Culture

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    Current Employee - Cloud Consultant in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, extremely friendly work environment, plenty of perks, competitive salary, internal training and learning for new skills that will lead to promotion. Co-workers actually help each other in a non political work environment. Challenging work loads with plenty of resources to help solve problems. Thinking out side the box is encouraged and asking "why" is not frowned upon. No traditional dress code....

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    Cons

    If you are looking for a place to being told "what to do" this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and never change the culture

  4. Build Your Resume

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    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience and build your resume

    Cons

    All about the numbers & performance metrics

    Advice to Management

    Humans are not robots

  5. Cloud Support eNGINEER

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    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer in Herndon, VA
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    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start as a fresher

    Cons

    Lots of stuff to learn .

  6. Different, but comfortable

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had the most interesting on-boarding experience in my career. Amazon actually wants you to not only be capable (and able) to do your job, but to enjoy doing it. They have provided training above and beyond anything I have had at any other company. They have been flexible, and so far, pretty laid back about many things. The atmosphere here is pretty light as well. Nerf wars tend to break out every so often. But...

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    Cons

    Just the learning curve. The scale and speed at which Amazon does things is difficult to grasp.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the LPs, they seem to work and make sense!

  7. Controls Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Encouraged to develop new ideas

    Cons

    long hours , work life balance

  8. Good, learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Herndon, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as an Intern on Amazon at VA office. Good working environment, good work-life balance, talented colleagues.

    Cons

    feel stressful, a lot of work. Not easy.

  9. Great Leadership and Many Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are tons of career opportunities in Amazon and the leadership is great. Wherever you want to work, whatever you like doing, there will always be a way to get it.

    Cons

    The benefits and compensation are not up to the others top IT companies.

  10. Good if you like to work

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    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Herndon, VA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    You will never be bored, you are unlikely to be the smartest person in the room

    Cons

    If you don't manage your time, Amazon will take all of it.

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