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Company with great principles though much of the great work has already been done

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

1. Great leadership.
2. Awesome principles and strategy
3. Technical stack is the best in the market and top notch engineers
4. Love for technology and costumer obsession.

Cons

1. Frugal strategy. Very low perks to employees compared to all the other top technical companies
2. The technical stack is already been designed and very stable. This reduces the learning opportunities available in other small technical firms.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to create more learning opportunity and a little low stress on deliverables

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Good people, interesting work, global impact.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    + Fascinating work
    + Immediate global impact
    + Folks are generally motivated, smart, and capable.
    + Scale.

    Cons

    - Company is so cheap it's insane. Devs are forced to buy your own hardware in many cases. Amazon pays $250k / year for an senior engineer, and then provides a $399 laptop and won't upgrade it for 3 years. No dual monitors. The list goes on and on. It's insane and frankly just stupid.
    - On-Call. This is core to Amazon, and is really a huge place of indescribable suckage.
    - Mysterious review process. Just as bizarre and opaque as Microsoft's.
    - Parking. There is none. Amazon doesn't pay much towards it, so you're stuck paying out of pocket.
    - Starting Vacation is 2 weeks, no exceptions. Coming from MSFT I had 5 weeks / year.
    - No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Frugality is one thing, but stupid is another. Buy modern hardware and software for folks who need it.
    2. Figure out how to treat employee's better. Parking.
    3. Competitive benefits package, especially around vacation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Amazon bad job

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    Former Employee - Outbound Pack  in  Cayce, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Outbound Pack in Cayce, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    Can not think of one reason to like this company

    Cons

    Jeff Bezos should pack in one of his "Fulfillment Centers" for about a month undercover to see just how bad the company is. Company does not care about employee retention. Turnover is at 55 %. Does that sound good to you?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your people as people NOT machines, If you want machines BUILD THEM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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