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Amazon Java Programmer Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2018

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  1. "Working at Amazon/AWS from the perspective of someone who started at the bottom, and has risen through the ranks."

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    Current Employee - Java Programmer in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazon enables you to make/execute decisions without having to vie for approvals from middle management (which itself, is mostly non-existent in the classical sense). Every job that I have worked at Amazon has been incredible challenging, which I enjoy; it is great to work for a company where I feel like I am learning something new and developing myself personally each day. It also advocates strongly for using new technologies...

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    Cons

    The workload expectations on employees is pretty high. If you are a person that is very good at setting your own personal limits on hours worked, scope of role, etc.. then you will probably be fine. For myself personally though, these are areas that I've struggled with, and at times have probably caused myself a lot of unneeded stress that wasn't necessary.

    Advice to Management

    I have worked in 5 different roles across the company (3 in one org, and then 2 in 2 other organizations). I don't think that there is any single advice I would give that would span all of these roles. Each manager I have had has displayed their own nuances to managing; most aspects I have really enjoyed, a few I would have been happier without, but I think that this is the case with any manager at any company. I have...

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