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    "Survival of the Fittest Culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
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    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You get to work a a couple miles from the beach. That is it. No free lunch, no annual bonus, a 401k you will only see when you have finally finished your 3rd year. You never even have time to go to the beach at all.

    Cons

    Amazon Alexa hires engineers fast, work you like a horse and then when you eventually get burntout, and believe me when I say you will, you will either leave to one of the other silicon valley companies (in which Amazon does no vest your stocks, 401k, or relocation package) or you will get fired from the organization for "under performing. I have seen engineers whom just got out of ivey league schools get fired, I...

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    Advice to Management

    Talk to your team about promotions before they get burntout and are right about to leave. Too often I see people get promoted and then leave to another company 2 weeks later because you didn't offer I until they told you they got an offer from another company. Pay your valued employees more, and if that is too difficult, at least have catered food for lunch. I mean for the cost of like $10 a person in the office, people...

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