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Overworked and not cared for

SDE2 (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

ProsCareer builder. You will be in the cutting edge of todays technology.

ConsOverworked and you have no life while you work for Amazon. The rare cases of people staying with them for longer than 4 years are actually the ones that have learned how to work the internal system.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower the SDE-s. Don't look after M$ b/c you will end up like them.

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    It's a fast-paced, ever-changing, figure it out as you go along job

    Trainer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ (US)

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


    Pros: 4 day work weeks for most positions, clean and safe… Cons: Very boring, repetitive work for labor positions. Difficult to get promoted from hourly to… Advice to Senior Management: Treat employees better. The company can afford higher pay.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    4 people found this helpful  

    Innovative company, smart people, no work-life balance

    Category Leader (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

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


    Pros: Amazon employs the best and the brightest, the culture is… Cons: The Director-level management and above simply do not care how many hours you work or about development. They are managers, not leaders. Many of… Advice to Senior Management: Understand the value of productive employees with industry knowledge instead of hiring “smart people to figure it out”. MIT grads don’t’ have practical experience and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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