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Helpful (7)

"Tethered to a pager"

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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 5 years)

Pros

Opportunity to work on systems on massive scale

Cons

There is no work-life balance for SDEs at Amazon. You are expected to respond to issues 24/7

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (9)

    "You get what you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are self directed and a creative problem solver you can quickly move career forward here. You will never lack for work to do and you will learn how to write a document that any senior executive can follow.

    Cons

    Until you learn the culture specifically how to prioritize and communicate this prioritization, you will have no work life balance. Additionally, quick promotion require long and smart work but the appearance of long work hours is often confused with inefficiency so you need to conceal your hard work such that you are judged by prolific outputs versus peers. Finally, the promotion and review process is extremely opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing talent such that retention improves. Break the practice of paying top performers who have been promoted less than external highers as this is a huge demotivator and incentive to leave.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "good company, smart engineers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many smart engineers. You can expect to learn a lot from them. People collaborate with each other well.

    Cons

    The career path is limited. Not very comfortable situation for people to work. The average leaving time is around 1.5 years.

    Advice to Management

    The whole company is software/website oriented. They do not care about who are working on it. Engineers are merely tools in managers' eyes.

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