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Great place to learn and grow technically

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  • Work/Life Balance
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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)

I have been working at Amazon.com

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    fast paced, demanding, stressful work enviroment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    -huge opportunity to grow and learn
    -not picky about technology. you can choose from multiple
    -gives ownership to the task

    Cons

    -work life balance is zero
    -workaholic work environment
    -very demanding and changing environment
    -very stressful
    -micro management. Managers keep pushing all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more nice to the employees and do not micromanage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    Money
    Promotion opportunity
    Lots of locations
    Sign on bonus

    Cons

    No work life balance. Av 63 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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