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"Would not suggest my friends to work for amazon"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Amazon part-time

Pros

sign-in bonus and relocation fees

Cons

- if you work there for less than a year, you have to return relocation fees and part of bonus
- work overtime because of bad project management
- work employees hard
- cheap work environment
- drink is not free, free coffee, but not good

Advice to Management

- schedule is not reasonable, so work employees hard
- managers simply throw tasks at employees, not to take responsibilities

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of interesting problems and lots of smart people"

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

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Smart People. Barring the odd SDE/SDET, the vast majority of engineers at Amazon are really smart, motivated people who just get how things should be built
    - You get to deal with really crazy problems of scale that few companies ever think about (except MS, Google, Apple and Facebook)
    - If you know how to fix something, you just go and fix it
    - AWS documentation is excellent with well-defined and well thought-out APIs
    - Huge fleet (of machines) at your command.
    - Agile and fast-moving with minimal bureaucracy
    - Seattle is a beautiful city
    - Great focus on the customer

    Cons

    - Company Culture of frugality is sometimes taken to an extreme when developers can't even get proper hardware to develop/test on sometimes
    - Some Software Managers and Technical Program Managers don't necessarily meet the same quality bars that SDEs meet
    - During peak times, long working hours are the norm
    - Oncall means that you can be paged at 3am to solve a problem on the Website/Backend. Depends heavily on which team you work on.
    - Lots of legacy code that keeps breaking resulting in people being paged frequently to fix problems. Teams that don't tackle technical debt means that these problems will continue to plague certain teams in the company. Other teams manage to get this right though.

    Advice to Management

    Equip developers with the resources they need to succeed at times.


  2. "Patience"

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    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability and growth of the company

    Cons

    Takes to long ti move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Its all about the associates

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