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Software Development Engineer

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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 for 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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    Best company if you want to make hostoy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Gives opportunity to experiment
    - Continuous operations team makes you to think the improvement every minute.
    -Promotions by large are driven by your direct contribution
    - entire company runs wit 14 amazon principle,

    Cons

    - some time you feel pressured as there is raising the bar for everything you do.
    - Team independently works as different company. so some time bonding is missing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Share some inside information about Amazon alt least with company. Like product road map etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Chennai (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Great work

    The people hired are generally best in the industry and amiable to work with. You are also flexible to work from home once in a while.

    Cons

    Tight Hierarchy
    Non receptive managers

    The hierarchy can be stifling at times and transitioning to different roles can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review growth path for all roles and make define processes for transitioning between roles to retain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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