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"Best place I've worked at."

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

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Amazing challenges, problems to solve and people to work with. Amazon is a top notch group of people. Best part is getting to use all the different AWS technologies and being able to experiment.

Cons

There is no rest for the weary. Burnout happens. Oncall is not fun and depending on the team you end up on it seems like it will never end.

Advice to Management

Provide a better path for advancement of people careers. Follow your core values.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (9)

    "abusive"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - they are doing good, cutting edge work in technology

    Cons

    - no work-life balance
    - long hours and oncall duties
    - aggressive work culture, people are at each others' throats all the time
    - sloppy middle management
    - increasing bureaucracy due to massive growth


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Bad work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At a given point, there are many good engineers there to learn from. They typically leave within a year, but at least they're usually replaced by other good engineers.

    Cons

    The rest. Work/life balance, perks, management, office environment, operational load, etc., are all very bad. The office is crowded, loud, and I'm interrupted for status updates almost continuously. The operational load is unbearable on some teams that were unfortunate enough to inherit years of technical debt incurred by former engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from what people are saying in their exit interviews - you have a lot of data points from those.


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