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Overworked and not cared for

Former Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Career builder. You will be in the cutting edge of todays technology.

Cons

Overworked and you have no life while you work for Amazon. The rare cases of people staying with them for longer than 4 years are actually the ones that have learned how to work the internal system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower the SDE-s. Don't look after M$ b/c you will end up like them.

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  1.  

    It's a fast-paced, ever-changing, figure it out as you go along job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Trainer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    4 day work weeks for most positions, clean and safe work environment, flexible work schedule, stock grants, health care benefits

    Cons

    Very boring, repetitive work for labor positions. Difficult to get promoted from hourly to management, poor communication, loud environment, no time to have any fun, good work gets unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better. The company can afford higher pay. Let them know when they do a good job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced, Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, start up feel, loads of work to do
    Very hands on evironment
    Cloud is the next big thing to be in!

    Cons

    No particular cons to note - the pros should give an idea of the work environment

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