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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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I worked at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great overall experience. Was able to work with very smart poeple

Cons

Worked long hours. Overtime was a must

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

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    "Has pros and cons."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leadership principles that one learns at Amazon can be very helpful for he career, and even in life.
    - **If** you are int the right team, you can have the opportunity to do some really god work.

    Cons

    - Some leadership principles are not applied in a good measured way. By some I mean the principle of frugality. For ex., shitty desktop and laptops, shitty to an extent that they slow down work sometimes. Another example is making it as hard as possible for filing and getting reimbursements.
    - Very low pay compared to market once you have spent more than a year. Salaries don't increase at all and no new RSUs, until you get promoted.
    - Bad management in most teams / orgs.
    - Takes too long to start green card process compared to other companies.
    - Hiring quality varies a lot.
    - No subsidized or free food. Very rare happy hours / employee or team bonding events. Even while choosing a lunch place for a rare team bonding for ex., one has to pay attention to not spending more then x amount of money on lunch.

    Advice to Management

    - Please apply frugality in a more sensible way.
    - Pay attention to employee satisfaction as well. Do at least subsidized lunch. Better computers and laptops.


  2. "Fast pace company. The company is willing to let you try something new."

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    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Intern - Strategy Intern in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Can do a lot of innovation improvements.

    Cons

    High pressure. Fast pace. Data and result oriented


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