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"Great place to learn and grow technically"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Great people
- Great development environment
- Considerable latitude and flexibility accorded to engineers
- Continual "bar raising" - improve daily or fall to the side

Cons

- Slough
- Only one technology department (no opportunity for horizontal transfers)
- Other than internal turnover within existing groups, there is little sense that Amazon is interested in growing or investing in UK- or EU-based engineering teams

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not for me"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money
    Promotion opportunity
    Lots of locations
    Sign on bonus

    Cons

    No work life balance. Av 63 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Work on work life balance


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stepping stone into retail"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Fast Moving
    Interesting and exciting at times
    Passionate people - at first or when they're being advanced in their careers

    Cons

    Churn and burn
    "If you don't like the pace - go and find a new job"
    Everyone's expendable, they'll just replace you
    Expect you to do two people's work, for the salary you earn - reluctant to bring in support to manage workload

    Advice to Management

    Lead effectively as Mr Bezos intended
    Bring managers in who can lead
    Don't burn people out
    Value Employees - walk the walk don't just talk the talk


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