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A great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Pros1. Very positive working environment for engineers; coworkers help each other out.
2. Be able to work on cutting edge technologies in Amazon.
3. Amazon got a great leader, Jeff Bazos, who is very smart and has made many right decisions.
4. Amazon dominates the e-retail business.
5. Amazon Web Services (AWS) are doing really well in the cloud computing market.

Cons1. Operational tasks take a lot of time, as a result fewer time can be spent on actual development.
2. Oncall overheads in some teams are crazy and oncall can be paged many times.
3. Employee benefit is not that good.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider increasing the salary, which is not that competitive anymore.

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

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    You Work Hard AND Get Paid Well for It!

    Administration (Current Employee)

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

    Pros: Challenging, face-paced work environment with a strong customer service focus. Employees are… Cons: Uneven workload distribution. High performing employees seem to get "dumped on" while low performers slide by while pocketing the same salaries. … Advice to Senior Management: Implement work logs and pay attention to workload distribution. … 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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