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"only cares about customers, employees are treated with very little respect"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Current Employee - Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

talented co-workers
name recognition
you can learn lot of cutting edge technology
moderately good pay

Cons

only cares about customers, employees are treated like dispensable commodities
unfair promotion practice, political; management will invent reasons to not give raise or promotion
zero work life balance
hard nosed behavior is encouraged in the name of leadership principle
pager on-call duties can be really painful sometimes
zero respect for engineers, no training, poor documentation, sink or swim environment
extreme frugality. you will not find anything that has " calorie" in it if you are hungry. only coffee or tea, the coffee maker runs out of coffee sometimes and they don't bother refilling until next day

Advice to Management

treat your employees as customers too
fire most of those useless dev managers. they don't add much value other than making the engineers' life measurable

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (4)

    "It is possible to be very successful as long as you are prepared to work extremely hard"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and practice various disciplines of Software development, project management and support.

    Attention to detail and making decisions based on data.

    Often you are pushed out of your comfort zone and when you come out of it you have learned something new and valuable.

    Cons

    To be successful or even to survive you have to work 'really' hard - that involves working a lot of extra hours.

    The benefits aren't very generous under the banner of staying frugal.

    Rewarding isn't imminent. You work hard, earn a few stocks that you can touch only after 2 years. So to reap the benefits of your last year's work, you have to work hard for another 2 years.

    Promotions happen if you work at your next level's capacity on your current level for a long time without giving up. And finally when you reach the next level, the expectations are even higher. If you don't meet them you are back to your old level.


  2. "Company work culture reflect its slogan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Good work
    2) Enough opportunity
    3) Good Salary

    Cons

    1) Focus on only Work
    2) No Family life

    Advice to Management

    Beyond work, if they can provide some opportnity for selfdevelopment.

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