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sad place to be

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

learn a lot of advanced distributed system technologies and see it work at super large scale

Cons

pager duty, heavy work load, low compensation

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Crazy Time Tables and Expectations

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The compensation is pretty good overall
    -Offices have ping pong tables
    -Fully paid bus pass is pretty nice to have

    Cons

    -No time provided to deal with ops issues, though still expected to as they pile up
    -Cheap in the name of frugality, dev boxes are hardly sufficient
    -Projects hardly given real (and never realistic) schedules, and when you don't complete something which you were never given time to you get reprimanded
    -Managers with out people skills can really drain the life out of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This growth is not sustainable. You should look to improving quality of life for the employees, because a lot of them aren't sticking around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

    Cons

    petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up and act like responsible leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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