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"Overworked and not cared for"

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Former Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Career builder. You will be in the cutting edge of todays technology.

Cons

Overworked and you have no life while you work for Amazon. The rare cases of people staying with them for longer than 4 years are actually the ones that have learned how to work the internal system.

Advice to Management

Empower the SDE-s. Don't look after M$ b/c you will end up like them.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to gain varied experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - High Hiring Bar
    - Your career is your responsibility
    - Gain a lot of experience in a short time
    - Autonomy is readily granted (just keep on track with your annual goals)
    - Great place for recent graduates to start careers

    Cons

    - Need to wear a lot of hats
    - Review process is short and intense
    - Some managers have little time to advise career development
    - High pressure environment with long hours expected (work-life balance can be difficult)

    Not a con, more of a note of advice:
    One needs to keep skills and qualifications on par or above the current hiring bar. Even with hard work and dedication, one can become no longer be qualified for the current job easily. Keep note of the qualifications of new colleagues and strive to equal them.

    Advice to Management

    Push the mentor program. Since mentors have chosen to volunteer their time to help others, employees might find it easier get career development help. Senior execs tell employees to contact their managers for career advice, however managers are usually very busy just keeping up and may not have time available.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Poor emphasis on employee development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Focus on the customer

    Cons

    Unclear management creates a chaotic environment to work in

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