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"Good learning experience."

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

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

Pros

You get to learn lots of technologies very quickly. Very fast release cycles. Fast paced culture.

Cons

Individual growth is very limited. It mostly depends on your managers. Very stressful and work-life balance is not good.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "open-minded, a lot of opportunities"

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    Former Intern - User Experience in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - User Experience in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is really fast in hiring process. Maybe because I was an intern, but I also heard that Amazon is famous for being fast in hiring.

    A lot of opportunities: it is very flexible to move to other positions and also many training sessions to attend.

    Cons

    Amazon is frugal and it is their value but I think they need to invest more money in their employees.

    Long working hour. People work long and hard. And tough evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    I was an intern, so I am not sure what to say here.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Software Engineer in Test at Amazon.com in Irvine CA"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer In Test in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, soda, coffee, and tea in the break-room.

    Cons

    Protect management doesn't know what they are doing. A high leave of employee turn-over. No time for professional development or corporate training..

    Advice to Management

    Actually implement an agile development process. Get input from employees on how to implement new products. Stop managing by schedule and start using metrics for estimating new products.

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