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"Great"

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  • 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
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Fast paced work culture
-New teams have startup atmosphere
-Learn new stuff daily

Cons

- Oncall pressure
- Perks could be better

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Not good for real engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They invented cloud computing. It's an amazing opportunity to see how things work.

    Cons

    This company has been co-opted by HR, sales, and legal types. There is no real engineering happening anymore... just boring navigation of the existing byzantine bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Things that have worked for you when you were smaller are very obviously not scaling. Engineers go months without a desk, office, computer, or any equipment. You have the cash to make your engineers productive... why not make them productive? All of the worrying about licenses, source control, and technicalities in training are a waste of time. Give people the tools they need to be productive.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, exciting technology and innovation, but not for everyone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are top notch people in every aspect of computer science and internet business. You can easily find teams with skill sets and expertise you are interested in and you want to learn. Flexible and dynamic organization. Besides technology strength, this company also advocates business senses. Teach you some important stuff for any internet business

    Cons

    Value confrontation therefore causes a lot of churn within team members and among teams. Limited curb and coaching for highly competitive individuals and teams culture. Sometimes this is what higher management want to see.

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