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Software Development Engineer

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

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

Pros

Interesting and challenging problems to solve, good mobility, plenty of opportunity to improve and challenge yourself. Amazon is "a tech company that just happens to do e-commerce", and so developers are first class citizens and the business revolves around delivering technology.

Cons

The fast environment can lead to high pressure that is not for everyone, and higher turnover means less people which means more pressure (but also more opportunity).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better sprint and project planning tools would help us be more productive.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place for start up meets big company

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager With Development  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager With Development in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very innovative, very start up and very smart people. You must be on top of your game to survive. There is an inherent culture to minimize internal politics.

    Cons

    Very relentless, high pressure, fast burnout.

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    Work Hard, Play Hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Creative environment, smart team-mates, exciting projects and challenges, autonomy

    Cons

    Can be high-pressure, benefits could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees most likely thrive in this fast-paced, high pressure environment. However, don't forget to appreciate them and compensate them for their efforts.

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