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"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 (4)

    "Worst job I had"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You have chance to learn new things

    Cons

    Amazon is a good place for young people but not experienced engineers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    start you off with great sign on bonus and benefits, relocation company they use is great, and the stock options are great.

    Cons

    too many to list, no home work balance, growth potential too slow unless you uproot your family again. This is the reason the turnover rate at amazon is so high, will they ever get it?

    Advice to Management

    open your eyes and promote the people worth promoting, if they would stop moving people around every 2 months then the growth of managers would actually be seen.


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