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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. "Learned a lot, experience depends on your team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Lots of resources. Housing paid for. Free bananas.

    Cons

    work/life balance. high expectations. lack of communication. isolation. slow progression. frugal.


  2. "Member Technical"

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

    Pros

    Good Place to learn much skills and have a lot of good co owrkers to get into. Good projects to complete and good HR management

    Cons

    No work life balance, give the space for games, encourage the individuality and support the ideas here and there by collecting teams

    Advice to Management

    Maintain work life balance


  3. "Lively Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    You should be an employer of amazon in some phase of your life

    Cons

    Salary and Hike is not up to the mark when compared for Testing and Non tech Teams

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the base salary for Testing and Non tech Teams


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  5. "Good culture opportunities for growth"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers have open door policy for all reporting employees
    Opportunities for growth
    Great support for software engineers through mentorships
    Opportunity to drive career
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    On-call can be painful or smooth based on the team.


  6. "I enjoyed my internship at Amazon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a bit worried before joining Amazon since I have read that NYT article too. However, when I went there, I find it was nothing like NYT says. The work environment was nice. People were friendly and helpful. Working overtime can happen (just like any tech company I believe), but it's never a routine.

    The work is fast pace and exciting. Also, there are many opportunities to learn and grow. Friday Learning Series talks and Principles of Amazon (given by principle engineers) are my favorites.

    Cons

    No free food like some other tech companies.
    Oncall for full-time engineers can affect work-life balance a bit (interns don't have oncall though).


  7. Helpful (1)

    "software engg"

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

    Pros

    decent salary, nice place to learn

    Cons

    hectic work life, no time free

    Advice to Management

    no thing


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with some very bright people. Does a lot of things very well, but it's hard to overlook their shortcomings.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the bright people usually find other jobs as soon as their stock vests. Most of the people I admired left to go to other companies. Amazon is a good place to start out, but you don't want to stay for too long.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Intern in Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer - Intern in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots and lots to learn, become a professional

    Cons

    work life balance, too much pressure


  10. "Ok place"

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

    Pros

    good learning opportunity, great perk

    Cons

    long working hours, lot of workaholic people.


  11. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Experience at the company

    Cons

    Too much work pressure at the work place

    Advice to Management

    reduce work hours


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