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Amazon Senior Network Engineer Reviews

Updated December 25, 2018
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  1. "Network Development Engineer III"

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

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

    Pros

    - Biggest network ever!
    - Automation opportunities
    - Constant innovation

    Cons

    - Need to draw a line to keep work/life balance
    - Hard ramp-up

    Advice to Management

    - Be less frugal


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great technical experience and convenient perks.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Management is not organized. Also, the management team would benefit from a course about sexism in the workplace. There was a particular manager who was verbally abusive in private, and covertly manipulative. I was the only female in the department, and he tried intimidation and bullying tactics towards myself, everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a course on sexism and intimidation/bullying in the workplace.

  3. "Network Development Engineer III"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and unique problems

    Cons

    Poor documentation and changing priorities

    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus on current projects


  4. "very bad work place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay but when you leave before 2 years, nothing paid as they are from stocks. eventually it is the same pay as others if you leave before two years

    Cons

    No time for family life, very hard to make anyone happy, only two weeks leave per year. hard to get time off.

    Advice to Management

    the management knows about the issue but still don't take any action as they keep finding poor engineers from India. so they don't care


  5. "Senior Principal Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Network Security Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Working with smart people. Dynamic atmosphere. Company culture and policies drive people to push their limits and improve and grow quickly. Exciting working with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is difficult. Expected to work 60 hours minimum, plan on working late nights and weekends. Holidays are hard to schedule. Very competitive. There is a 'diplomatic throw your colleague under the bus' mentality that goes on sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Manage ambiguity better by deflecting ambiguity from the top down so engineers can get to work without wasting time. Review process is good for the most part, except the anonymous witch hunts that can occur when colleagues are seeking to get ahead at other's expense. Does not create a climate of trust for team work.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "not happy with culture and work enviroment."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Big company, great pay

    Cons

    sweatshop like mentality, over worked and under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Improve managing your employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Network Development Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Lot of intelligent people.With every new hire;bar raises.
    *Environment is dynamic,challenging and very aggressive.Some people will think of quitting initially but after 3-4 months it will be under control.
    *Above average compensation comparable to grade.
    *If you are good with automating stuff for product operations.You can have a excellent career here.

    Cons

    *No robust training and ramp-up process.
    *Lot of wikis and process to follow.
    *Everybody is so busy that you need to take a note and book 1:1 for discussion.
    *No team work model.You need to work as Individual contributor only.
    *lots of tool which you cannot remember all .
    *Everything is automated and pushed to automate;so product-tech-enthusiast may not enjoy it.
    *Very less option for internal job transfers.

    Advice to Management

    *Create robust ramp-up plan for new hires .
    *Rather than forcing individual;make the atmosphere conducive to work.
    *Be transparent with the team.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Network Developement Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Network Development Senior Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- You get to work on challenging problems of Networking.
    -- Amazon values people with strong customer service skills.
    -- Amazon had a fully remote position that allowed me to work from home.
    -- Your work impacts so many people

    Cons

    haven not found any cons