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"Do not work here."

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Former Employee - Senior Software Dev Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Dev Engineer in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Industry-leading scale. Amazon builds and operates some of the largest computing systems in the world.

Cons

Comparatively low pay, long hours, and little respect for the engineers who make the business run. Amazon views engineers as fungible and consumable.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "One of the best tech company to work for with ton of things to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - A lot of work related opportunities
    - A lot of smart people around
    - A lot of things to learn

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - Frugality sometimes effects productivity
    - Delivering result in fast paced environment sometimes end up sacrificing quality


  2. Helpful (5)

    "The worst working experience I've had working for a company in a very long time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Support Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Here are the positives...
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    Cons

    Job description is played down, it's not what they said it was going to be.
    Salary calculations from offer letter to no match actual month to month compensation.
    Schedule is random and always rotates, "core hours" is played up but you never know when "oncall" will be.
    "Oncall" is 8 hour shift IN THE OFFICE.
    Because of growth tools and process are often broken and the driving engineer and team take the hit.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the mid-level down, spend a lot more time on process and verifying process works. Rework the entire hiring process to ensure you are not only protecting yourself but being fair to your canidates.

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