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Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence

Software Development Engineer I (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year

Pros- The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
- You WILL learn a lot
- you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

Cons- The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
- Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
- you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

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

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You Work Hard AND Get Paid Well for It!

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


Pros: Challenging, face-paced work environment with a strong customer service focus. Employees are… Cons: Uneven workload distribution. High performing employees seem to get "dumped on" while low performers slide by while pocketing the same salaries. … Advice to Senior Management: Implement work logs and pay attention to workload distribution. … Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Very great culture and fun environment to work in!

Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


Pros: great hours and pay, friendly workers too and great pay… Cons: just seasonal and getting on permanently is very difficult Advice to Senior Management: keep your friends close and enemy even more closer Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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