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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 (less than an 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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    Worst work life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career right after college, Good job profile, smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much politics, overwhelming work, no work life balance, extra burden of oncall which doesn't count into your weekly accomplish task, its like a side job that you have to take care without delaying your other tasks and projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to exercise better judgement while allocation projects and define precise deadline since a person can work at max 12 hours in a day daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology challenges

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Engineers are valued. A lot of focus on giving Engineers the work that is challenging.
    * Good technological challenges. A lot of interesting problems in the AWS space which are challenging and need creativity.
    * High impact work. A lot of customers use AWS, and hence the impact is visible in terms of usage, growth, customer feedback.

    Cons

    * Design is owned by Principal Engineers. Sometimes it is hard to get the opportunity to design a system as it is owned by Principal Engineers.
    * Oncall duty can be bad on some teams. But it is ok for some teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Focus on operational pain reduction as much as new features..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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