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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. "Good place to launch your career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good opportunity to broaden your horizons."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Onsite Medical Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly diverse and intelligent workforce.

    Cons

    No upward mobility unless in Operations

    Advice to Management

    Increase upward mobility for Support departments.


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