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Amazon Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Amazon Cloud Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Cloud Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Amazon Cloud Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company with amazing benefits

    Cons

    Work is difficult at times

    Advice to Management

    Great work, and great team


  2. "Really good smart engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Web Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    really good/smart people.
    culture in general is good but depends on org.
    work life balance is pretty good for bay area teams as i know.

    Cons

    less perks, food is not good less options.

    Advice to Management

    Promotion is based on how many years you worked at amazon. Usually managers less care how long you have an experience outside of Amazon before.

  3. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - TPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mature process yet allowing freedom and creativity within individual org

    Cons

    Demands a lot out of you; frugality.


  4. "Software Development Engineering Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development & Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Software Development & Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard, have fun, make history. Be proud of our self, the job we are doing.

    Cons

    RUS grand each year related to last year's stock performance as well. The more the stock goes up, the less you get for refresh, not a bad problem, but....


  5. "first hand experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Heaven for go getters. No bureaucracy, freedom to all aspect of work.

    Cons

    blazing pace of iteration to bring out new features

    Advice to Management

    take it easy


  6. "Amazing opportunities and innovative products"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really love the technologies and the products that the company is coming up with. There is lot of room for growth and learning technology-wise. Great leadership principles, where customers are always valued so much and it shows in every product we develop. Love the office-space and the facilities here.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better and the company should be a little more employee-centric.


  7. "Very Happy with my Recent Transition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    > Great to be part of a company that is growing and thriving again
    > Very competitive pay and benefits
    > Good flexibility and work/life balance
    > Exciting new and challenging projects
    > Fast-paced yet strategic environment
    > Great team dynamics

    Cons

    > Somewhat unclear development/growth path
    > Limited access to local lunch venues

  8. "Fast-Paced Developments for Customer Value"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I joined Amazon with a Master's degree with 1 year of experience. I have had so many opportunities for system designs, delivering values to end-customers, and project management. I have been a people manager for more than a year now. I love the products that we have been building at Amazon. If you have passion and want to get a sense of accomplishment, working for Amazon is a great choice.

    Cons

    Anecdotally, the compensation when you are in lower levels may be a disadvantage, comparing to other tier-1 companies. With Amazon's stock raising as a hockey stick, and the simplification on the promotion process, I don't believe the current salary would matter, when looking back cumulatively after couple years.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Brutal Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get lot of challenges and constructive criticism every day to help you improve

    Cons

    Unrealisticly high expectations
    Cut throat culture
    Employees Use all gimmics to survive

    Advice to Management

    Consider employee well being


  10. "Lab126 Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer Focussed, Ownership, One of the best salary in the industry.

    Cons

    Huge organization might lead to teams working towards same solutions oblivious of the other team's solutions. Large umber of products sometimes puts extra pressure on engineers and launch teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the customer focus and maintain the mentality of not being short term market impact of the hard decisions.


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