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"Bad work environment"

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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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    "growing too fast to keep up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits and package.

    Cons

    No support from your manager. Had 4 managers in 4 years, goals were constantly changed and growth was dependent on metrics, so this greatly affected my ability to be promoted. So difficult to transfer within or grow. So much bureaucracy! Terribly negative work atmosphere. Felt like a machine.

    Advice to Management

    learn some human compassion and listen to what your team needs! Also, if you want to always raise the bar by hiring better people, remember that you should hire people who are qualified, but PLEASE learn to not hire people who are SO overqualified to do such basic jobs!


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    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The stock is not bad, I guess. And you can say, I'm working at Amazon.

    Cons

    It's more like a business company compared to other giants like Google or Facebook.

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