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"Very mixed range of skillset, experience, and intelligence"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- The smart ones are some of the smartest teammates you will ever have
- You WILL learn a lot
- you get paid like a boss coming right out of school

Cons

- The dumb ones are some of the dumbest people you will encounter (and may drag you down with them)
- Every once a while, you may be put on a nasty project. sometimes by yourself. sometimes without any help, but they have expectations that you'll finish. early.
- you will have to wear a pager and be on call some time (some teams have light schedules, with one week per every 4 months, but some teams make you go on call one of every 3 weeks)

Advice to Management

Don't let someone be a manager just because they have been there for 10+ years. if they're not fit, it's time to recognize that and either add someone else or just swap him. Horrible Management means capped creativity (which kills a product innovation team)

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon

  1. "Highly satisfied"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SME in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - SME in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -opportunity for growth
    -huge organization
    -motivating work atmosphere
    -focus on automation

    Cons

    none so far. Satisfied and happy


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great product to work for
    great and passionate people to work with

    Cons

    All directions and decisions are being made in Seattle, or if you are lucky, in Luxembourg - so you might have a say in it (i frankly never had)
    Actual results do not matter, just show off, change some numbers and you will be a star
    If you are bad, you will be treated badly. If you are good, you'll get more work, and probably will be treated less badly
    The training are made by in house employees who want to train. You want to learn SQL? good - let me train you. If you want external training - you'll have a bad time
    Frugality is one of the cornerstones of Amazon. But if you get a cheap laptop, no training, less budget to hire people ... it's just frustrating and makes you inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Frugality is blocking a lot of work and creates frustration. Ease up
    Listen to your employees - and if you listen, do care
    Do not reward arrogance


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