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"Lots of work, challenging work environment, but interesting work,"

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

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

Pros

Interesting work. Good pay. High profile products.

Cons

Very busy. Some difficult co-workers. Office politics. Stack ranking.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Passed Over For Promo Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Processor in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Processor in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this type of employment. There is no future, no retirement, very little chance to advance unless you know someone. But everyone can't know someone!

    Cons

    It is 'who you know' not what you know. They will walk you and work you to death, kick you out of the way and start with 'fresh meat' that quick!!!

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with that business strategy!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, but, you need to fit into their culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing outlook with CEO as a Visionaire
    - You could be proud of your contribution to the company as Amazon is now the world class
    - Fast pacing, result oriented, open to communication and startup-alike setups
    - Depending on where you come from, you can learn a lot from Amazon's unique value and culture, especially if you are starting your career here. Otherwise, you may have some culture shock, but still gain a lot from.
    - If you can survive, you will be tough enough to survive anywhere else.
    - Overall, Amazon is the great company to train yourself both technically and mentally; and to be "part" of your resume.

    Cons

    - You may find the communication a little harsh as they can easily be critical and negative. So, basically, you need to be mentally strong to survive. Amazon hires a lot, but, many leaves only after just a year of serving or even less.
    - I heard that if you are in upper management role, you feel very valued by the company, but, if you are on the other end, you would feel like being a someone who can easily be replaced. Amazon hires a lot and let go a lot. If you aren't let go, then, will experience the flood of workload to keep your job in tact.
    - Benefits are in low end compared to even much smaller companies.
    - If you are SDET unless you are lucky enough there aren't much career outlook as Amazon doesn't have QA practice in many departments.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon is not anymore of smaller company. You need to start value the employee more, so that the top notch engineers stay longer


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