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Intense company. Intelligent and dedicated people

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in 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 on as much responsibility as you want and grow.
Chance to be part of one of the fastest growing 100Billion company

Cons

on call
job can be stress full at times
a lot of people are workaholics which pushes everyone to work harder and harder

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get support engineers for all teams. There is no good justification for hiring expensive software engineers and making them do support work. Build better internal tools for SDEs (this is improving quite a bit, but there is a ways to go)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great seasonal opporunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packing)  in  San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate (Packing) in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    (Reviewed as SMX Temp, from Nov-Jan)
    Good starting pay, lots of hours during peak.
    Lots of focus on safety and quality.

    Cons

    11 hour days during peak, could have had more breaks.
    30 minute lunch is quite rushed.
    Odd shifts, mine was Sun-Thurs.
    Horrible, repetitive music.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please no music, or if music, require it to be changed every hour or so. Hip hop all day long was quite annoying. 11 hour shifts should have longer breaks or at least a longer 45 min lunch.

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

    A lot of website maintenance and operations

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hiring bonus
    Their stock keeps doing well
    Good company for college hires

    Cons

    Extremely hectic schedule
    Oncall duty for SDE isn't fun
    Stocks take about 3 years to vest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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