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sad place to be

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

learn a lot of advanced distributed system technologies and see it work at super large scale

Cons

pager duty, heavy work load, low compensation

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked in several teams

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager II in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Extremely customer-centric, values are in the right place, consistently interesting work

    Cons

    Career progression can be hard in some roles, can come across as a bit too frugal at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Warzone, Petty, Terrible to Employees

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    average benefits but nothing compared to others in s/w industry (2007-2008 timeframe)

    Cons

    petty atmosphere, hostile/harassment behavior encouraged by some managers and ignored by others, caught management actually lying to customers and potential customers to get sales (lack of morals/ethics), cutthroat, employees told to be thrifty as reason why there are no good s/w perks in company (ie. frugal) but then treated like slaves (everyone I knew in s/w group wanted out but was too terrified to leave because they believed management spiel that they wouldn't ever get a job again)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up and act like responsible leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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