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Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    - Interesting and challenging work
    - Amazing engineering culture
    - Good career growth
    - Decent pay

    Cons

    - Mediocre benefits
    - No real compensation benefits for good/hard work

    Advice to Management

    My biggest advice to management would be that they need to up their game when it comes to rewarding employees (especially the ones that have been around for a while) appropriately in the long run. There's a reason Amazon probably has one of the highest attrition rates and it's only going to get worse if it isn't addressed.


  2. "Lots of micromanaging"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots to do, can be interesting work. Great for getting your foot in the door.

    Cons

    High turnover. Lots of dumb managers from Microsoft. Very frustrating sometimes since there's a lot of micromanaging


  3. "Work hard, Have Fun, Make History"

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

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

    Pros

    Good challenges, Interesting work, lot of opportunities to choose from

    Cons

    Pressure, not a con if you know how to handle it well!


  4. "Good to work at Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    Things change fast, you always have lots of new things to learn and grows fast.

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes it wastes time on communicating.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon work experience"

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

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

    Pros

    1. A lot of talented and nice teammates
    2. Salary is good

    Cons

    1. Work environment is aggressive
    2. No enough coaching for new hires
    3. Bad management


  6. "Senior Software Development Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big opportunities, work satisfaction, immediate realization of customer impact, big ROI for the hard work and big impact. Always fun to work on any project.

    Cons

    Operations load and resource crunch can sometimes affect the productivity and slow down innovation.


  7. "Nice to getting start"

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

    Pros

    Bar is not that high, and there you could learn lots of stuff

    Cons

    Payment is not as attractive as other big companies


  8. "Senior Manager, Software Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Software Development Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Software Development Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to learn, accelerate your growth as an engineer or leader, and to build products that are used by thousands of customers.

    Cons

    Can be very fast paced and swallow up new hires before they even learn to be effective. Really take time to figure out the one or two areas to focus early on, then extend and expand as you are ready to take on more.


  9. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  10. "Excellent Projects and decent benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


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