a2z Development Center Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at a2z Development Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great life balance. Very friendly environment

    Cons

    The office is not too glamorous

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  2. "Relaxed Learning Opportunity"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Junior Software Developer in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at a2z Development Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, great learning opportunity for students. Flexible work hours with school.

    Cons

    Kindle org works with relatively old and uninteresting technology and maintenance and deprecation. Constant restructuring means getting moved between projects frequently.


  3. "Interesting to work in Home Depot"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love to work in a company like the Home Depot

    Cons

    Bad system for the employee

  4. "Sr. Technical Program Manager"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time

    Pros

    good, competitive, fast, benefits, cutting edge

    Cons

    zero down time fast paced weekend work

  5. Helpful (5)

    "COME SEE SNA7 OR GO BACK TO PRINCETON."

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at a2z Development Center

    Pros

    you come to find out early that management HR does not care if you leave or stay that you're just a number in the system. Expendable not appreciated. I work was seriously good work ethic people with only Amazon and Amazon Customer in mind hey Princeton graduate you have people that actually have integrity character and work ethic that are often ignored as troublemakers and eventually terminated and they call it rate I think this company is a 1920 Sweatshop with a bright shiny name they did teach you one thing in Princeton Before how to lie to the public and make them think they need something that you put out there all on the backs of their children slaving away in hot buildings being bullied because they don't know their rights it's their first job people that say this is a great company are lying through their teeth if this was a great company they wouldn't have such horrific reviews online I'd like to see all Seattle upper management come down and work and our conditions you people people pay x amount of money for a piece of paper and forget where you come from shame on you be so slap yourself in the head with one of your books

    Cons

    I know what a pro and a con is I just needed the extra room I believe Amazon and its attorneys have found every loophole and every labor law possible every civil law and are walking a fine line between discrimination on every level. Bezo Your Donald Trump with your most customer Centric company.

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  6. "Great Internship Experience"

    4.0
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    Junior Software Developer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at a2z Development Center for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazon has a great working environment in SLO. Between easy-to-walk-to lunch places and free bagels on Thursday, it's situated in the perfect location. Everyone there is pleasant and willing to help out with whatever problem you need, and there's never any pressure to work late hours and on weekends.

    Cons

    While it's a great internship experience during the summer when we get to work full time, it can be easy to fall behind and not feel like much progress is being made once school starts and we work less than 20hrs/week.

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  7. Helpful (11)

    "Try to avoid this place"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some smart kids to work with. Free milk & soda Bagel once a week That's all you can get.

    Cons

    Read the nytimes article. It's even worse. No respect for quality working people. Worst management ever. Not even an equal opportunity employer.

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Not recommended"

    1.0
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     in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at a2z Development Center for more than a year

    Pros

    Big name in the software industry

    Cons

    work life balance. Armies of developers. Managers with no management skills.

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Go for the money but don't plan to stay"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    casual dress code - flips flops, shorts, t-shirt bankers hours good pay smart people

    Cons

    no on-boardng sink or swim atmosphere managers technical experts though weak people skills

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  10. Helpful (12)

    "Dog Years / Time Under Water (Amazon Music)"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at a2z Development Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    $$$ - Solid base and sign-on bonus for year 1-2 (but don't ever expect a performance bonus or a base increase over 2.5% -Some incredibly talented people working there (not sure if any left now) -- they base their stock offers on the 30 day trailing average (of the stock's performance)- so keep that in mind when negotiating. That being said, good luck making it the 2+ years to collect

    Cons

    -Management is there to beat you down and make sure you never get promoted. I've never worked anywhere with a higher turnover rate or lower morale. -Too many levels of red-tape to count. -The mothership (seattle) still controls all the strings and music is less of a priority to amzn than all the other media teams- 'red-headed stepchild

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