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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

ProsI work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical. Good work is highly recognized. Ideas are listened to. Technical decisions are made with careful analysis.

ConsToo many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from being too large. Internal tools sometimes a nightmare to work with. Specialization is difficult. Too much on-call duty.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things. Strive for good simple designs. Encourage specialization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Intense company. Intelligent and dedicated people

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Stock keeps going up :) Get to learn a lot from team mates. Great managers (for the most part) You can take… Cons: on call job can be stress full at times a lot of… Advice to Senior Management: Get support engineers for all teams. There is no good justification for hiring expensive software engineers and making them do… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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