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"An interesting place to work"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

A lot of new stuffs to work on, a lot of challenge to face. Less red tape.

Cons

Poor work life balance, a lot of pressure from upper management. Frugality makes people less happy

Advice to Management

less frugal

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "intelligent co-workers, mediocre middle management, bad place for systems engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people work here. It is not hard to find challenging and interesting tasks. Great place to learn. If you work hard, smart, and long, you can really get ahead

    Cons

    Stack ranking makes for somewhat strained relationship between co-workers. very poor work life balance if you want to get promoted. Amazon values builders -- which means that sstems engineers are a second class citizen. Turnover for Systems engineers is really high in retail.

    Advice to Management

    People are not fungible


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    "Interesting, challenging work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Technically challenging work
    You can see the impact of your work very directly
    Relatively low politics, data-driven decisions
    Good place to learn SOA, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning

    Cons

    Operational burden: When you're on call you have to carry a pager and spend a week dealing with boring issues instead of coding.
    Retail industry can get a bit tiresome after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to move within the company.

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