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Software Development Engineer

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Interesting and challenging problems to solve, good mobility, plenty of opportunity to improve and challenge yourself. Amazon is "a tech company that just happens to do e-commerce", and so developers are first class citizens and the business revolves around delivering technology.

Cons

The fast environment can lead to high pressure that is not for everyone, and higher turnover means less people which means more pressure (but also more opportunity).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better sprint and project planning tools would help us be more productive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It is a great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    I am impressed by what I have seen in Amazon so far. it is very efficient and well managed. The sense of ownership and customer focus is so strong that you can feel it from employees in all levels. You have opportunity to work with bunch of smart people. People here are kind and willing to offer help as long as you ask.

    Cons

    The ramp up curve is big. It usually takes about few months to understand Amazon technology and culture. No formal training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a challenge to grow so fast but still keep the original culture. Middle layer management team is the key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst job I had

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Pros

    You have chance to learn new things

    Cons

    Amazon is a good place for young people but not experienced engineers.

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