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"sad place to be"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

learn a lot of advanced distributed system technologies and see it work at super large scale

Cons

pager duty, heavy work load, low compensation

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best company on Earth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is heavy on tech savvy individuals. They constantly strive to develop their employees to re-think their current level of thought and learning by challenging them to expand their knowledge base with new means to expand their willingness to "be right a lot." They have a high hiring bar, and those who do meet those expectations work to meet expectations to become permanent employees. Amazon also encourages constant reevaluation of their practices by all employees, in the form of weekly meetings in which a team member can suggest changes directly to the management team. Also, Amazon recruits from a wide variety of disciples, not only technical, which I personally feel is a huge positive.

    Cons

    The learning curve can be difficult at times, but due to the high level and intellect of the employees, it is easily adapted.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "As a first company experience it was a valuable experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. During your internship you get to work on real projects
    2. Mentor and other colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful
    3. Salary and relocation package is very good
    4. Interns are considered for full-time job offer

    Cons

    1. Sometimes conflict of project goal as suggested by mentor and manager.
    2. Project was a bit lengthy
    3. Testing and releasing is a lengthy process
    4. Projects are not that much intellectually challenging, kind of regular programming, not much scope of research/brainstorming

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