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Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good. I like Seattle. The city is beautiful. Seafood is fresh and delicious. It’s a big company and you will easy to have new friends.

    Cons

    Nothing. Everything is okay. Hope to have opportunity to work here again. Wish to have free lunch. Weather is good,not too hot.

    Advice to Management

    No


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software development engineer II"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for learning how to run things at gigantic scale. Also forces you to develop people skills.

    Cons

    Might get stressful at times - too much is at stake all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and award your devs in a timely fashion.

  3. "SDE Intern"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working condition, allow employees to bring their dogs.
    Co-workers are really nice and helpful.
    Working time is flexible, my team is not very stressful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the meeting is not very efficient and it take too long.
    We don't receive feedback in time. The goal is not very clear.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better if you can provide snacks and soft drinks in the work space. And it's not convenient to find a place having lunch.


  4. "Work At Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good exposure to high end technology
    2. Excellent learning experience
    3. Boost to your overall profile

    Cons

    1. Pays lesser that other tech firms like Google, Facebook, MS


  5. "Great place to grow at work"

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    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - fast paced
    - good salary
    - gives good opportunities
    - always innovating
    - value good work

    Cons

    - not the best benefits compared to other companies, but they are improving


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced, Smart people, Continuous learning"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Never a day when I don’t learn something new
    Opportunities to work for some of the game changing teams
    Your work would have a great impact
    Encourages to Fail and learn
    Machine learning university
    Exciting and challenging work

    Cons

    Perks could improve overall
    The headquarters area in Seattle is getting very expensive.
    Sometimes tends to under hire new folks


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The Best Place for Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Amazon is the most dynamic company I have ever seen. Though the company is one of the biggest in the technology domain, it is still agile. Every day is the opportunity to build new things and learn.

    Cons

    The pace never slows down. There is a burnout risk.

    Advice to Management

    Convenient gym options needed around or in the office.

  8. "Experience as an Intern..!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was given the best opportunity to learn new things and excel in the field i studying.

    Cons

    I didnt find any cons.

    Advice to Management

    The Management was awesome.


  9. "Working in Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great place to learn new technologies
    - Close connection with business objectives and end customer satisfaction

    Cons

    - Operational issues and oncalls

    Advice to Management

    - Better task prioritization


  10. Helpful (1)

    "High Pressure, High Reward"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is incredibly frugal. Teams have very minimal resources and yet own significant pieces of functionality. My team, in particular, owns a significant feature within the mobile application that millions of customers interact with every day. Because of that, I’ve had the chance to deliver products of significant complexity and high visibility.

    Amazon is also a very flat organization in which you own your own career progression. From my experience, that’s been a huge plus.

    Cons

    On-call and Operations rotations can be pretty stressful. My team owns a Tier 1 service that is responsible for a rather large potion of Amazon’s business and we are completely responsible for the upkeep as operations of this service, meaning that someone from my two-pizza team must always be on-call for this service.

    There is always a lot of work to be done. It can be kind of overwhelming at times.


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