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Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 335 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 753 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 1487 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 317 reviews)

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  1. "Software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good reputation. Will be chased by the agents after you join Amazon

    Cons

    you need to work hard. You will be evaluated on every aspect of work numerically

    Advice to Management

    recognize past education and experiences of the developers more


  2. Helpful (3)

    "No reason to work here except money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. You don't accumulate any career capital. Barely any skill you acquire here will be transferrable to a new job.

    Cons

    Getting things done is tedious.
    The pretentiousness around "Amazon leadership principles" is unbearable.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. The company is successful at delivering value to customers and shareholders which is all that matters.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company to work on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Day to day challenging problems to solve, adequate opportunities for design and coding.
    - Fun events, outings etc.
    - Good company to be settled in.

    Cons

    - Heavy reliance on stakeholders, fluctuating requirements.


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  5. "Good calm management quality work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good calm management, very good quality work

    Cons

    No free food, please keep us well fed

    Advice to Management

    Get us some good food please


  6. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy with work life and personal life balance.

    Cons

    Increments are not as similar as companies profits.


  7. "Awesome company to start at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment will always encourage you to get the best in you to work.

    Cons

    The more you get involved, harder it is to pull yourself out of office.

    Advice to Management

    The HR team should ensure the FUN part. It's missing most of the times.


  8. "Excellent Projects and decent benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Software Projects and knowledgeable team

    Cons

    None yet ... may be we could get free lunches


  9. "Amazon Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer - II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer - II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work and learn for. You will built a good resume with salaries comparable to what good companies pay.

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance.


  10. "A learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You work with really smart people and thus you grow to perform better with each task.
    The friendly environment helps you to relax amidst the workload.

    Cons

    For interns you can't ask for a better experience but there is work overload for employees.


  11. "Ok company, too frugal to be fun"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to work with really smart people

    Cons

    Management, politics, etc.

    The only way to advance is to kind of screw others over

    Advice to Management

    Aggressively manage the performance of managers. Get right of the dummies


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