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Overworked and not cared for

SDE2 (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsCareer builder. You will be in the cutting edge of todays technology.

ConsOverworked and you have no life while you work for Amazon. The rare cases of people staying with them for longer than 4 years are actually the ones that have learned how to work the internal system.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the SDE-s. Don't look after M$ b/c you will end up like them.

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4 people found this helpful  

Hard working, smart people, cool projects

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time


Pros: At Amazon you are surrounded by the most intelligent, creative, problem solving, hard working people from all over… Cons: It feels like Amazon grew too fast, they have some archaic practices that make some day to day things unbearable. It also felt at… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Innovative company, smart people, no work-life balance

Category Leader (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: Amazon employs the best and the brightest, the culture is… Cons: The Director-level management and above simply do not care how many hours you work or about development. They are managers, not leaders. Many of… Advice to Senior Management: Understand the value of productive employees with industry knowledge instead of hiring “smart people to figure it out”. MIT grads don’t’ have practical experience and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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