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"Amazon is fast paced company"

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

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

Pros

Employees are encouraged to demonstrate leadership skills at any job level.
Encourages knowledge sharing, changing of job roles and internal transfers.
Amazon maintains internal wiki, which contains lots of information, it is useful during initial learning curve for new employees

Cons

Amazon is fast paced, so documentation is not thorough for some components. Lots of knowledge would come from experience using different tools or discussing with senior peers.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

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    "steep learning curve"

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

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

    Pros

    exposure to the brilliance of 100s of smart developers
    work with latest technologies
    constant improvement in tools that aid in development

    Cons

    hectic work culture
    not much fun, very frugal in perks
    unattractive employee discount even in Amazon.com

    Advice to Management

    make working in amazon fun


  2. "SDE"

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of big data sets with opportunity to apply machine learning techniques. There are many talented engineers making this a good place to grow technically.

    Cons

    There is an oncall rotation that all sdes share. It has pluses and minuses. You learn to build more robust systems, but at the expense of getting woken up in the middle of the night.

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