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Better than your average sweat shop!

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsGood benefits. Very sharp people, cutting edge (with some blood flowing). Excellent hiring bonus. There are excellent "pockets" of staff -- but they tend to be the exception and not the rule.

ConsStill suffers from high turnover with staff. Lack of significant experience in management result in a lot of pro-forma decisions and little empathy. There is a general feeling that employees are temporary (and will voluntarily or involuntarily move on) once they slip out of the top 40% of performers. Most recruits are straight from University and as a result, tend to be accepting of abuse that is common in grad schools.

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink your IT people growth -- Amazon profit margin is dropping towards negative fast. Shareholders may push for cuts -- and IT personnel costs is a big target. If you do any IT layoffs, this may result in the best moving on quickly elsewhere....

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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


Pros: I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical.… Cons: Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from… Advice to Senior Management: Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Get ti learn by hard work, but not enough

Software Development Engineer II (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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


Pros: 1. Good learning. 2. Knowledge gained for open source technologies. 3. Bulk… Cons: 1. Worst work life balance. 2. Very bad management. 3. On call… 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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