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    "Best Company to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn tons of new things Great work environment Hard work = promotion High pay with good benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours No food given

    Advice to Management

    None

    Amazon2018-03-13
  2. "Amazon: Seriously we don't bite"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Test Engineer in Seattle, WA

      I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great culture, awesome stock price =)

      Cons

      Slow quality culture / tooling / investment

      Amazon2018-01-10
    • "Software Development Engineer, Test"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazon is a place to do innovation and run down your ideas to provide exceptional customer service in the competitive market. Whether you are a developer, manager, or any other position, you would always find yourself thinking outside of the box and working backward from customer. You will get challenged and learn so much that you would never find such an experience from any other company. Simply, being Amazonian is a...

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      Cons

      Sometime you might find overwhelming with so much going on in your basket, but we recommend you that you manage your time and priority well.

      Amazon2017-09-19
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Always Creative, Ideas are encouraged and any change is welcome. Work directly impacts lots of real customers

      Cons

      Ton of work just like a startup

      Amazon2017-09-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "SDET review"

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        Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

        Pros

        Learn something new every single day. Challenging place to be in when you start your career.

        Cons

        Sometimes it can be very stressful

        Amazon2017-02-15
      • "Can't complain"

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        Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        They trust you with a lot, allowing you to grow your skills and make an actual impact, even with entry level positions. The company definitely has a direction, and the leadership knows where they're headed Leadership principles are great.

        Cons

        The high expectations mean internal competition is stiff, and they ask a lot. Stock is more carrot than reward - most people don't stay long enough to get their initial stock vest, so don't count on it as compensation.

        Advice to Management

        Targeting employees willing to work a lot makes sense, but getting a broader range in (those desiring more work-life balance or part-time) may make for a more diverse workplace with more product ideas.

        Amazon2016-11-15
      • "Good if you're young and willing to work a lot"

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        Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Duvall, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        * Cool technology * Cool projects * Smart people

        Cons

        * Work life balance comes with cost to your career/peer opinion * Plenty of young folks willing to work a ton of hours; caution if you're not * Benefits are that great really

        Amazon2016-09-04
      • "good work life balance"

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        Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Amazon for more than 4 years

        Pros

        good work life balance in the team

        Cons

        Difficult to grow past l6

        Amazon2016-04-16
      • Helpful (3)

        "Great learning experience"

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        Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Amazon hiring process only selects smart people that also enjoy helping others. This makes for a great learning environment. Opportunities are endless as long as you are willing to work hard for it.

        Cons

        High turnover (mostly people switching teams internally) makes career management difficult.

        Amazon2015-12-13
      • Helpful (22)

        "BEWARE!! A few upsides, but overall the worst company I ever worked for!!!"

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        Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test I in Seattle, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Amazon full-time

        Pros

        The Seattle office has a casual atmosphere and convenient urban location, surrounded by dozens of restaurants, bars, and cafes within walking distance. They have a cafeteria with many different food options, including a number of healthy choices, and have vending machines with healthy snacks as well. There is no dress code - "wear whatever you want" - and dogs are allowed at work. There are no fixed core hours, and...

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        Cons

        Amazon recruiters may claim that their employees enjoy reasonable work/life balance, but don't believe a word of it! Amazon is a high-pressure environment designed to pile impossible demands on employees and get them to complete with their coworkers in order to squeeze out as much productivity as possible. You are just a disposable cog in the machine. Once you're burnt out, you're easily replaceable, and will be replaced...

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        Advice to Management

        Knowledge-sharing is not the enemy. Amazon employees would greatly benefit from practices like pair programming, which are actively discouraged there, and it would greatly cut down on ramp-up time by allowing employees to learn from the experience of others. High turnover is bad and creates brain drain – Amazon should create a better work environment that makes employees want to stay, and should reconsider its practice...

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        Amazon2015-08-26
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