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Wonderful company culture, pretty good pay and benefits, chance of poor work/life balance

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

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

Pros

Everyone at Amazon is smart and fun to work with and do not subscribe to the FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) that plagues software so big ideas can be followed through on. Compensation is generous with a salary, signing bonus, and restricted stock units. Hard work seems to rewarded with promotions and stock options, I have not been at the company long enough to have had my own experience with this.

Cons

Different teams at Amazon have wildly different experiences, which range from poor to awesome. Some teams have operational issues that basically turn their SDE's into highly paid support engineers that grinds software development to a halt and destroys work life balance due to every SDE having occasional 24-hour "on-call" duties. This is not the case on my current team, but definitely a risk for anyone taking a job at Amazon.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire support engineers. SDE's maintaining their own software to promote quality sounds like a good idea, except employee turnover and role changing is high enough that most of the bad software teams are supporting was created by someone else.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best Company on Earth!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    -competitive salaries with RSUs
    -entrepreneurial spirit and ability to make a difference
    -work/life balance is possible if you manage it

    Cons

    -Seattle weather
    -hard to get promoted

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, work fast, work with deadlines : Delivery and get recognized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Chennai (India)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, excellent job role flexibility, smart people, lot of independence and ability to show ownership.

    Cons

    work pressure, late nights, lots of management pressure(sometimes directly getting to engineers - which may not be the norm in a lot of companies), no HR intervention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing it right! I like it..

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