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Fast-paced energic company with complex architecture

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

Pros

I work with some of the best engineers that I've seen. Company not too hierarchical. Good work is highly recognized. Ideas are listened to. Technical decisions are made with careful analysis.

Cons

Too many meetings. Too much email. Open space. Frugality. Sometimes work is not very engaging. Suffers from being too large. Internal tools sometimes a nightmare to work with. Specialization is difficult. Too much on-call duty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest on better tools, with better documentation. Deprecate old things. Strive for good simple designs. Encourage specialization.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Amazon is unique and very supportive

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    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    You're always going to have opportunities to grow within the company. You have a great way to gain experience through mentor-ships. Amazon has a very casual work environment.

    Cons

    Amazon is a very frugal company, therefore no free lunches daily. Restaurants around campus are somewhat expensive. No free Amazon Prime or Kindle Fires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a monthly appreciation party would be great! Though not really advice, you guys are awesome!

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

    Not a happy place

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

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot.
    There are some great people here.
    South Lake Union is lovely.

    Cons

    You will be thrown under the bus.
    Amazon is notoriously cheap.
    There is no work/life balance.
    Appreciation is rare.
    Too many Microsofties are creeping into the company.
    Amazon's innovative culture combined with Microsofties who punish innovation creates a strangely schizophrenic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter; you won't listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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