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"Work hard yes. Have fun, yes. Make history, I hope!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice atmosphere, good and qualified colleagues, and good principles. I get to work on interesting projects and to decide how to do them: from design to implementation, we do it all ourselves. Some teams work on exciting projects, others work on necessary projects. Less thrilling, but still huge amounts of data or money flows through our software, and it's gratifying to know we make a difference.

Cons

Your career seems to be entirely in your hands, and some bars seem pretty high.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Merchant services/Webstore department has no opportunity for progression."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazon brand on your resume.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for progression within Merchant services. Management is not keen to see their team members to progress. No salary increments. No bonus. Share allocation taxed at US rate of 50%.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people - more training, salary increments, opportunities for advancements.


  2. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The work is good here. The values are followed through out the organization by book. The compensation package is good.

    Cons

    The flipside is no work life balance. Having to take care of on call rotation is unpleasant. Wish there is a separate ops team for that.

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