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"No MBA? No Future!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.

Cons

Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

Advice to Management

You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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  1. 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.


  2. 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

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