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"It's not perfect, but it's pretty good"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Amazon is a great place to learn from smart people, particularly at our remote development site. There's a lot of opportunity for motivated engineers to learn a lot about all aspects of software development and make a direct difference to the business.

Cons

Opportunities for promotion or different work are limited at our remote development site. And dealing with people in other sites is a common source of stress.

Advice to Management

"Think big" is a core competency at Amazon. Senior management may be thinking big, but it would be nice if they shared more about the vision with us as it's not always clear.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Wonderful and amazing workplace to be with.. :)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Associate in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly working relationships
    supportive team
    awesome work culture

    Cons

    changing shifts may be problematic for few.
    stress during the peak season

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work going on. Hats off to the work culture


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Intelligent people, friendly enviroment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are empowered to make important decisions, it did not feel political, decisions acted on quickly and performance is measured objectively. Good career prospects

    Cons

    At least the UK offices are UGLY and they make no effort at all to improve them.
    Pay is just barely in the market range.
    Overall very frugal.

    Advice to Management

    There is a point on diminishing returns when saving money is more expensive than spending it. Example if a decision gets delayed because it is hard to get travel approval.


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