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"Once you are in the company, there is very little room for negotiation"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very smart people
Vast variety of businesses which in turns allows you the flexibility to move around

Cons

No community involvement
no employee growth focus
Once you are in the company, the salary increments are not much

Advice to Management

I worked in Amazon for 3 years and 70% of the company NOW started after me. That says something about your work culture and also the salary increments you give employees year over year

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of work and can become stressful sometimes. Very open culture and you can learn a lot."

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

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot, especially if you are in the beginning of your career.
    You will have the chance to learn about the bigger picture and will have a say in deciding the future of the team.
    You can even propose ideas targeting specific problems that you have observed. If the management likes it you will get to work on it.

    Cons

    Work, work, work.
    Not many company activities or perks
    Frugal to a fault. You don't even get two big monitors!!!

    Advice to Management

    More team and company activities please.
    Can improve working conditions a lot if some attention and money are given to areas like food, facilities and equipment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, high salary, not always nice"

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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

    Rock solid core business. Exceptional growth and cool projects all around. Good middle management and excellent Senior/Top management. Smart SDEs all around.

    Cons

    Oncall system. SDEs are asked to carry on the pager in an oncall rotation. Depending on the team your are can be OK or truly a nightmare. Nightly call if you work with an Indian team and live in Seattle. Scrum is heavily adopted and keep the peace very very high and intense. Happens that the projects are more workarounds than real fully designed solutions as there is no time to focus on the solution. Scrum makes the due date your enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening SDEs for new ideas as you already doing. Move away form the oncall stuff, hire support engineers and make the SDEs happy. Free lunch would be a nice perk.

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