Amazon Software engineer Reviews | Glassdoor

Find jobs for software engineer

Amazon Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 2470 reviews

3.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
81%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
Approve of CEO
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
1,650 Ratings
  1. "First Internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern 

    I worked at Amazon for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot, in terms of skills and general introduction to software development as a job.

    Cons

    Very team specific for how the experience will be.

    Amazon2019-10-15
  2. "Positive Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule for Interns

    Cons

    Extremely large company has overhead

    Amazon2019-10-15
  3. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Intern - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Amazon

    Pros

    Good experience at amazon as an SDE

    Cons

    Almost everything at Amazon is good.

    Amazon2019-10-14
  4. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is good so is the pay

    Cons

    Work and culture varies a lot based on the team

    Amazon2019-10-14
  5. "You know what you are signing up for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool projects and potentials to grow

    Cons

    No work life balance, on calls

    Amazon2019-10-14
  6. "Amazon two year experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Standard development process. A lot of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Competitive environment. Sometime stressful

    Amazon2019-10-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of learning opportunities"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work with very talented individuals in a fast paced startup like culture

    Cons

    difficult to maintain a work life balance

    Amazon2019-10-08
  8. "Great place to grow as a Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities Vast domains and teams Aggressive and fast paced work environment

    Cons

    Low compensation Pressure from management to get work done even with low quality

    Amazon2019-10-10
  9. "Love it"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting problems at large scale

    Cons

    I have a lot of imposter syndrome

    Amazon2019-10-09
  10. "Good learning experience, but demanding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - despite stories, work life balance is reasonable - you learn to be a good engineer; even as an SDEI, I got good system design experience in owning a major feature - interesting and challenging problems; easy to switch teams, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    - projects can be cancelled or postponed, after a lot of effort put into it; sometimes have dry spells, and sometimes backed up with tons to do - can be demanding; i had great performance reviews for 4 years, but with a new team where i wasn't meeting manager's expectations, i soon got put on a dev plan and ended up leaving soon after

    Amazon2019-10-09
Found 2470 reviews