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    "Best first job out of grad, at the forefront of AI"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - High standards - High impact - Fantastic culture - Solid leadership principles

    Cons

    - Long hours - Communication breakdowns within or between large organizations

    Advice to Management

    The best ideas and meetings happen when everyone is physically in the same room together aligning on common aspirational goals. Nurture an environment where we want to go out of our way to meet face-to-face with those we work with regularly.

    Amazon2018-11-23
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    "Solid culture and pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazon provides good pay and benefits, not to mention very profitable stock options. There is a surprising lack of office politics and red tape despite the size of the organization.

    Cons

    They forgo many of the office perks that other technology companies provide (food, generous work remote flexibility and PTO, equipment, travel perks, etc).

    Amazon2018-02-24
  3. "Amazing Software Development Environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Software engineers are really empowered at Amazon, with a strong voice in determining the direction of their product/project. I am also fortunate to work with a wonderful group of people on my team. These factors, a great company culture and a great team, make Amazon a fabulous place to work for me.

    Cons

    It's a big company, and there is some red tape to hack through from time to time. Not a lot, but it is a factor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tackling big problems.

    Amazon2017-11-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "SDE Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    They treat intern pretty well.

    Cons

    Experience depends on the team you were put in

    Amazon2016-10-21
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