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  1. "New grad who worked at amazon"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and culture wasn't anything to worry about

    Cons

    Not any worth mentioning, I'm too inexperienced. Less perks than other companies I guess.

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    "Great place to learn and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of talented coworkers and a strong focus on growing talent and providing mentors and mentorship opportunities. - Great projects to work on across a company so big there's pretty much a project for anything you're interested in. - Teams actually have fun and enjoy working together - Excellent place to learn a lot and grow as an engineer or in any role

    Cons

    - Backloaded stock vesting schedule - Few holidays are given off automatically such as President's Day and Memorial Day

    Advice to Management

    - Make stock vesting schedule more balanced (25% per year) - Acknowledge more national holidays such as President's Day and Memorial Day - More workplace perks in the office, snacks are good but more catered events, parties would be fun - Bring back the summer picnic and holiday party

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    "Good pay, Great stock and Bad Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Great base pay. + Mostly nice and mostly very smart coworkers. This may vary depending on the org. In my experience high growth orgs like Alexa have top tier talent. + Dog friendly! + Leaders who genuinely believe in the company and have the Amazon customer centric culture embedded in them + High growth stock + Great relocation bonus + Easy, open internal transfer policy

    Cons

    - Sh*tty benefits. No meals/snacks nothing. Sub-par 401k match. - Hiring bar is inconsistent. You might run into folks that are not technically competent - Opinionated a-holes get promoted often. Difficult to work with. - Compensation structure is troublesome. Backloaded stock vesting means you have to stay at the company for at least 3 years before you see some real RSUs - Does not foster a friendly, tight knit work...

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    Advice to Management

    Team building needs to be at the core of the Amazon culture. Benefits need to be more compelling. Attrition rate needs to be managed better.

  4. "Software Development Engineer Intern Salart"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    High Pay, working for MNC company

    Cons

    They demand lot of work

  5. "Working at Amazon is What You Make It"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Amazon always focuses on the customer first, and in doing such, you feel connected with the people that use your products. * Many of the products we work on are at the forefront of the industry, whether it be cloud services, retail, physical shopping, devices, etc. * There's always something new to learn and there is a mixture of all kinds of roles from more scientific and research based to hard core system optimization...

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    Cons

    * Churn of people moving teams and in and out of company make it a little difficult to persist knowledge and keep full team momentum moving forward, but you can find teams that stick together for quite some time as well, it just depends. * Compensation is good compared to the software industry as a whole, but compared to other tech companies, it is slightly behind. Compensation is definitely substantial and had me...

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    Advice to Management

    * Keep it up. You have created a company that is not risk adverse and loves taking on a challenge. In doing so, developers are encouraged to try things and it is okay to fail, because we learn from those things and move on.

  6. "Challenging and non stagnant work environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great projects - talented people to work with - will get to learn more in short time period

    Cons

    - compensation is not matched at par with say google or other companies

  7. "Two major pros and cons from my point of view"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, and leadership. Highest standards on future developments!

    Cons

    Majority of teams has high operational loads!

  8. "Great company, crazy amount of career investment. Amazing place to start a career."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, stock benefits, health benefits, rewarding work environment.

    Cons

    Challenging, fast-paced work environment. Not a 9 to 5.

  9. "big company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    start up environment, agile development, lots to learn

    Cons

    small scope, not enough impact for junior developer

  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people A lot of other interns

    Cons

    Many teams Interns are spread apart

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