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Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

Software Engineer (Current Employee) Vancouver, BC

ProsFor an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of technologies that need to scale to cater million if customer, and hundreds of million requests made by these customers. With AWS as backbone, and working with tons of in-house and open source technologies, you will gain invaluable experience, which ensure both technical and financial growth. The companies motto of being frugal and passing the saving to the customer will ensure you always come up with the right engineering solution to problem.

ConsGood pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at the company, but it prepares you for good financial growth outside the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest a bit more in employees

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros: They work you hard, which occasionally leads to burnout, but the… Cons: Minimal perks, frugal is an understatement, but occasionally it's to the point of penny pinching. Depending on your team, there may be as… Advice to Senior Management: If yo have a budget to spend on your team, spend it! It's there to make sure your team is working in tip top shape.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    143 people found this helpful  

    Can be amazing for some people, horrible for others

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Amazon is doing lot's of cool stuff...but lots of boring stuff too. There are really well run teams...and very badly run teams. The… Cons: - You're responsible for your own career progression and finding the places and teams that are doing the stuff you want to do. No one… Advice to Senior Management: Stack ranking is a horrible practice since it's rife with favoritism. It's also not Amazonian in that it's not data based (arbitrarily designating a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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