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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 (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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    Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steep learning curve. You will get a chance to influence products that are being used by millions. Experience looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    I would not recommend MBA's to join Amazon. There are a few roles out there which offer good experience but overall I would say 75% chances are that you will get disappointed with your experience. Talk to your colleagues (software and product) before taking up an offer.

    The company is very political in director level and up. Contrary to what some say, I have experience it first hand. Smart people in the company are typically not good manager and still get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is growing, pay attention to the cultural shift. It will to too late to change otherwise. Folks come here to work on the cool products but not for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with a good future!

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, lax working environment.

    Cons

    can affect your social life if not managed well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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