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Take Google's engineering scale, mix Apple's customer satisfaction focus, and you get Amazon

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

Pros

For an engineer, not excited about the roller-coaster ride in a start-up, it cannot get any better than Amazon. You will get to work of technologies that need to scale to cater million if customer, and hundreds of million requests made by these customers. With AWS as backbone, and working with tons of in-house and open source technologies, you will gain invaluable experience, which ensure both technical and financial growth. The companies motto of being frugal and passing the saving to the customer will ensure you always come up with the right engineering solution to problem.

Cons

Good pay, but not a lot of extra perks. Limited financial growth at the company, but it prepares you for good financial growth outside the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest a bit more in employees

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very great culture and fun environment to work in!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    great hours and pay, friendly workers too and great pay and chances to move up

    Cons

    just seasonal and getting on permanently is very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your friends close and enemy even more closer

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Infinite opportunity for the taking, but not your typical tech company benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to move around to different businesses
    Lots of autonomy
    Opportunity for ownership
    Really smart people in business and tech
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Lots of writing and analysis - everything must be proven
    Company is very stingy (employee contribution for medical is high for the tech industry, cheap desks, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is easier to leave Amazon at one level and come back at a higher level than to promote.
    We need to streamline promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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