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No MBA? No Future!

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.

Cons

Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    AWS is very good and they give very good services

    Cons

    Hectic, not research oriented and not employer friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as much opportunity for SDETs

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

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

    Pros

    * Exciting projects that have high visibility and use
    * Customer-centric focus
    * Lots of good software engineer tools and frameworks in place

    Cons

    * Not a whole lot of opportunity for SDET or test career. Sure, there are pockets of them, but I wouldn't count on Amazon as a long term place for a test career. Not uncommon to see the senior test folks eventually leave due to lack of promotion process for them.
    * Heavy emphasis on on-call activities with less emphasis on building quality in from the beginning.
    * Fairly young engineering management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and KEEP test professionals, hire more test managers and some test VP or Directors to help keep the culture alive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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