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Wonderful company culture, pretty good pay and benefits, chance of poor work/life balance

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

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

ProsEveryone at Amazon is smart and fun to work with and do not subscribe to the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) that plagues software so big ideas can be followed through on. Compensation is generous with a salary, signing bonus, and restricted stock units. Hard work seems to rewarded with promotions and stock options, I have not been at the company long enough to have had my own experience with this.

ConsDifferent teams at Amazon have wildly different experiences, which range from poor to awesome. Some teams have operational issues that basically turn their SDE's into highly paid support engineers that grinds software development to a halt and destroys work life balance due to every SDE having occasional 24-hour "on-call" duties. This is not the case on my current team, but definitely a risk for anyone taking a job at Amazon.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire support engineers. SDE's maintaining their own software to promote quality sounds like a good idea, except employee turnover and role changing is high enough that most of the bad software teams are supporting was created by someone else.

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

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Awesome place! Very smart people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Amazon.com


Pros: very smart people who care about the company vision and the end customer. Leaders in… Cons: can't really think of anything. I guess as it gets bigger there are the inherent… Advice to Senior Management: continue doing what you do - focusing on the end… More

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liked the people and culture

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)

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


Pros: colleagues are smart, driven, and very efficient. Cons: can't really think of anything Advice to Senior Management: no comment – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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