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A place to start

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAmazon is a great entry place for engineers. A mix of some ability and some drive will get an entrant into the full engineering exposure at a fast pace. Most of the direct software managers have engineering backgrounds mostly as experienced engineers at the company they don't just know about the technology but will have insight into relative teams too.

ConsManagement ability is completely random. Many do not have the training or ability to manage. The rise by force of will culture leads to a culture of it's everyone's responsibility who has a certain level of competence to do everything. Organization makes no sense in that way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The unending barrage of work and stress are poorly mitigated by one retention method - monetary compensation.

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Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Working at large scale, service oriented architecture, operational effectiveness, resume… Cons: Dev ops percentage higher than actual development, high pressure, poor… Advice to Senior Management: More transparency both internally and externally, particularly with the open-source community. Amazon highly leverages open-source but rarely contributes anything back. The stack ranking system of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Not Worth It

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Carlisle, PA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


Pros: Good salary, some nice people, lots of change, mangement open… Cons: Expectation is to work long hours, weekends and holidays. Starting salary is nice but yearly increases are extremely… Advice to Senior Management: Work on ways to reduce turnover. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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