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"Good but not great"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very active culture
You get to work with very smart people
Things move very fast so you don't have time to get bored

Cons

Your progress will largely depend on your manager, their claim to love numbers more than anything applies only where it is convenient.
Horrible life work balance - you are pretty much expected to do something extra just to keep up.
Compensation is 'OK' don't expect to see any bonuses, at work place perks. They take frugality and turn it into penny pinching.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to learn open source and linux"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn many open source project and Linux on the job

    Cons

    As an engineer, responsibility is not communicated clearly from manager, lots of legacy technology and hard to grow in technical depth.

    Advice to Management

    They don't listen to advice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "UX group within a developer driven world"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Individual contributions have the potential of making a huge impact.
    Depending on the group work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Developer driven organization so UX only gets in when they can fit it in.
    Organizationally AWS is incredibly siloed which limits how great the UX can be.

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