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Company with great principles though much of the great work has already been done

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Great leadership.
2. Awesome principles and strategy
3. Technical stack is the best in the market and top notch engineers
4. Love for technology and costumer obsession.

Cons

1. Frugal strategy. Very low perks to employees compared to all the other top technical companies
2. The technical stack is already been designed and very stable. This reduces the learning opportunities available in other small technical firms.

Advice to Management

Need to create more learning opportunity and a little low stress on deliverables

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    Company of Smart People

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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 (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great attitude towards customers at all levels and all job functions resulting directly to very happy customers.
    Very smart colleagues
    Fun atmosphere
    Excellent tools
    People do try to do the right thing

    Cons

    Having very smart colleagues means it is harder to stand out
    While pay and stock grants are pretty good, other benefits are basic. Company maintains a culture of disciplined spending/frugality. I don't really think this is too much of a problem although other people seeking the "Google" perks will probably be disappointed.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great technology challenges

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    * Engineers are valued. A lot of focus on giving Engineers the work that is challenging.
    * Good technological challenges. A lot of interesting problems in the AWS space which are challenging and need creativity.
    * High impact work. A lot of customers use AWS, and hence the impact is visible in terms of usage, growth, customer feedback.

    Cons

    * Design is owned by Principal Engineers. Sometimes it is hard to get the opportunity to design a system as it is owned by Principal Engineers.
    * Oncall duty can be bad on some teams. But it is ok for some teams.

    Advice to Management

    * Focus on operational pain reduction as much as new features..

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