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"Exciting and good work, but some teams work too hard"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of exciting development going on with continual growth.

Cons

On-call process: most SDEs take turns going "on-call" and carry a pager, often having to respond to system failures in the middle of the night.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The colleagues are really nice and they are really helpful when you have problems with your own project."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly.
    People are hard-working.
    The manager do not push hard.

    Cons

    The dinning condition is a little bit tough, there are food trucks, but you have to wait for a long time to order your lunch.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great experience but at the cost of a not so great personal life"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon will give you great experience in prioritizing enormous workloads, understanding how to manage your manager's expectations, and making your own decisions. You get to work with a lot of extremely smart people and you will grow faster via diverse experiences here than you would at other companies. They also give you the opportunity to switch roles every year or two. I've been with the company several years now and have been through several different roles. The pros and cons span across my experiences.

    Cons

    Despite the "tech company atmosphere," the atmosphere is intense and stressful most of the year and it can easily overtake your life. For most roles, there are expectations that you be in your e-mail inbox around the clock and through the weekends. The work life balance is extremely poor. Because everyone has so much on their plates, it's difficult to get much of your manager's time for feedback or coaching. Most of my time is spent fighting fires and patching problems.

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