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

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (2)

    "Satisfied experience, learned an enormous amount as Software Engineer college intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many systems and products, so huge opportunity to learn, do anything, and move around. Company takes customer experience seriously, so you learn to be in an environment that can not fail, and must perform. Flexible hours and work schedule.

    Cons

    Very independent work, and difficult to learn so many systems at once. Seeking help is difficult because only a select few know the systems, and they're extremely busy.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship and more help on ramp up.

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