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  1. "A fluke I made it into hell"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Never bored Learn a lot Quality engineers, especially backend A million orgs mean a million cultures

    Cons

    Some orgs are stagnant and you will work on 10 year old code Some orgs are so product driven that the engineers are never hear The push for product erodes quality The push for product comes from stack ranking an a constant need to deliver. this can create a lot of conflict.

    Advice to Management

    I'd honestly appreciate some blatant nepotism. Promo process is based on how much your manager likes you. Meritocracy is a lie. Also Jeff, you need some principals that understand Javascript.

    Amazon2019-04-12
  1. "Cool"

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      Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Hodgkins, IL

      I worked at Amazon

      Pros

      Bad but good there was food

      Cons

      Cool that’s what it is

      Advice to Management

      Hire more

      Amazon2019-06-18
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      "You Get What You Put In"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Amazon full-time

      Pros

      Really smart people, a lot of opportunity for growth, always encouraged to be innovative, think big, and create something new. Competitive salary and benefits with other major tech companies. 100% self motivating work environment. No dress code and 4 legged friends are welcome.

      Cons

      You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.

      Advice to Management

      More on-boarding training before new employees are thrown in the fire. The first couple of weeks can be very confusing on where to find the information you need that pertains to your job.

      Amazon2016-01-11

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