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Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence

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

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

Pros- The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
- You WILL learn a lot
- you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

Cons- The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
- Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
- you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

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

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Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits.

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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


Pros: Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses Lots of… Cons: Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven Company is very stingy… Advice to Senior Management: It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time


Pros: For an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of… Cons: Good pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at… Advice to Senior Management: Invest a bit more in employees Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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