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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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    Cons

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    1. Good learning.
    2. Knowledge gained for open source technologies.
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    Cons

    1. Worst work life balance.
    2. Very bad management.
    3. On call etc

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