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Helpful (3)

"Not as much opportunity for SDETs"

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

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

Pros

* Exciting projects that have high visibility and use
* Customer-centric focus
* Lots of good software engineer tools and frameworks in place

Cons

* Not a whole lot of opportunity for SDET or test career. Sure, there are pockets of them, but I wouldn't count on Amazon as a long term place for a test career. Not uncommon to see the senior test folks eventually leave due to lack of promotion process for them.
* Heavy emphasis on on-call activities with less emphasis on building quality in from the beginning.
* Fairly young engineering management

Advice to Management

If you want to attract and KEEP test professionals, hire more test managers and some test VP or Directors to help keep the culture alive.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AWS is very good and they give very good services

    Cons

    Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Fair opportunity for advancement, smart people

    Cons

    Unfair manager rating systems. Popularity contests, too much of a "ME, ME, ME" culture where people try to exceed at the expense of their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent and look at merits rather than popularity

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