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"Software Development Engineer"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Nice people, smart people from all over the world!
We are creating world class product every day!

Cons

Nothing that bad..work-life balance can be better

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Exciting work but administrative support is definitely viewed as second class."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting, high-profile and innovative work. A culture of work hard and play hard (when you get the chance). There is a definite divide between the engineering ("professionall") staff and support/administrative staff. Long hours, The best part of the culture is having dogs in the office.

    Cons

    Administrative support is not reviewed as part of the overall teams, but separate. There is no defined career path, other than no longer being an EA and becoming a program manager, etc. Administrative salaries are average, with minimal RSUs and very low annual raises. Given the minimal job family growth, EAs quickly max out in their compensation band and get little if any increases with stock grants pushed out in 2 year increments. HR is the company advocate and not an advocate for the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a meaningful job family and development program for professional EAs.


  2. "Company mostly sticks to its leadership principles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High ownership at job. I like it. Some don't. This might mean that you get to do/have to do the work of 5 different roles.
    Pay is good.
    Easy to change roles across the company

    Cons

    Very difficult to excel and perform extra-ordinarily as everyone around you is a genius.
    Extremely geeky/nerdy culture

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance across the company.
    Get better infrastructure and give some freebies to make your employees happy.

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