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"On-call duty is bad depending on the team"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

People were really smart and talented. There was pretty much a limitless amount of work that computers/automation could improve. Lots of opportunities to be creative.

Cons

On-call rotation was horrible. It really depends on what team you're on. I was on one of the bad teams There is a weekly rotation for each member of the team, and I joined a team that had an average of a page every day (which could happen in the middle of the night, even weekends). But if you're on a team that's a new product or one without a strict SLA, you're OK.
People worked a little too hard.

Advice to Management

On-call rotation has caused good talent to leave.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Review"

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

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots to learn
    descent working environment
    complex system
    self study
    great products and technologies.

    Cons

    high work pressure
    little balance between personal and work life
    very self oriented
    too much work pressure
    work hours not defined.


  2. "Good place to launch your career"

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

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn lots in just 3 months.

    Cons

    their policy of frugality may sometimes be very annoying

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