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No MBA? No Future!

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

I worked at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


Positive work environment. Dogs allowed at workstations. Online resources to self-teach.


Company actively pursues and recruits MBAs with no relevant experience and discriminated against Bachelor holders with relevant experience! No work life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need a good balance of education and experience. Graduate school can't teach you everything!

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern for less than a year


    * Chance to work and learn things that happen at a mammoth scale.
    * If you are a workaholic, this is your place to be at and learn things quickly.


    * Work Environment not on par with good companies like Microsoft, Google or Facebook.
    * Attrition rate is too high among employees.
    * The frugality involved in almost every aspect of the company seems to help no one other than the CEO himself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not as much opportunity for SDETs

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

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time for more than a year


    * Exciting projects that have high visibility and use
    * Customer-centric focus
    * Lots of good software engineer tools and frameworks in place


    * Not a whole lot of opportunity for SDET or test career. Sure, there are pockets of them, but I wouldn't count on Amazon as a long term place for a test career. Not uncommon to see the senior test folks eventually leave due to lack of promotion process for them.
    * Heavy emphasis on on-call activities with less emphasis on building quality in from the beginning.
    * Fairly young engineering management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to attract and KEEP test professionals, hire more test managers and some test VP or Directors to help keep the culture alive.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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