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Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Picker at Amazon Fulfillment center

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker in Cayce, SC
    Former Employee - Picker in Cayce, SC

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Warehouse job has great pay with some nice benefits. They are aware that this job can get tough and they help you prep for careers in other areas if you choose to leave, but you have to be employed there for at least a year before the career benefits kick in.

    Cons

    Location is the biggest con. This is why i couldn't stay. At this location, at least, there is no public transportation to get you there, but if you have a ride, it's worth it. Also the work can be hard, so get some comfortable shoes.


  2. IT support Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - IT Tech Support in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work environment where the majority of the associates are happy with their jobs and enjoy the work they do.

    Cons

    In-house promotions are not very common due to few positions and their tendency to hire fresh college graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Look to more of the in-house associates for promotion. There are many people that work in the various FCs that are dedicated to their communities. The majority of the managers, at my FC at least, are hired straight out of college from different states and transfer away after a few months. This does not build trust in the workforce and makes the associates bitter at their inexperienced managers.


  3. Pretty good, but you burn out fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazon does a lot of amazing stuff and is very fast moving. A lot of opportunities depending on the org you're in. Not as political as other companies.

    Cons

    Serious work/life balance issues. Especially at higher levels.


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  5. Fast paced but unstructured work environment with loads to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Three factors contribute to ample work - fast growth, high churn and small teams. Attractive for someone looking to acquire loads of new skills in short time - Work-life balance is not as bad as people often warn. On most days, my team comes in around 9 and starts to leave around 5:30-6:00

    Cons

    - Because of very fast growth, there is some randomness to how things are organized. For someone methodical and systematic, the work environment might be frustrating. - Comfort with technology, including even coding at times, is expecting from folks working in functional domains. Not the best place for someone uncomfortable with learning to extensively use two/three technologies

    Advice to Management

    Many new comers have to spend a lot of time just understanding the basic administrative/tactical things around. It would help if every team prepares a team-specific kit for onboarding new joinees


  6. Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible time off.

    Cons

    Physical labor, 10 hour work day, black out period for time off between Thanksgiving and Christmas.


  7. warehouse associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazle Township, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hazle Township, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, easy work, great pay

    Cons

    favortism, backwards thinking, no room to move ahead in the company

    Advice to Management

    change your way of thinking, promote the best by way of seniority, what they know, reliability, word of mouth, work ethic


  8. Helpful (4)

    lots of experience but very competitive

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon.com (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you will get lots of experience working with technology built with scalability in mind. In stills good working values like Customer Obsession.

    Cons

    Even after you get hired your are always evaluated ageist the ever rising 'bar'. 'The bar' is the aver technical and leadership of your peers in the company. Basically if you are deemed to be worse off then 50% of your peers across the company you are in danger.

    Advice to Management

    its hard to give general advice here because every group is managed mostly independently but I would said that focusing on the development of your engineers is important even if they are not sure of what direction they want to go. You lose a lot of good people simply because they are lost is the sea without the tools to navigate.


  9. Great place to work hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have never worked with a smarter, more dedicated group of people. It was really exciting working with people that wanted to make a difference and could actually affect change.

    Cons

    Because of the pace of work, there can be really high turnover. Many people are working very long days. Make sure you get a great manager or life can be really difficult. Can be cutthroat.


  10. software engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon.com

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good working place,people are nice

    Cons

    not good salary, cannot study too much new knowledge

    Advice to Management

    give better benefit


  11. Great career opportunity!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of challenges Opportunity to work on large-scale Recruiting initiatives Lots of visibility with Sr. Business/Technical Leadership Smart people Great office location Very high hiring bar for all roles Amazing career opportunity for Recruiters Opportunity to learn a lot

    Cons

    Not a lot of Sr. Recruiters

    Advice to Management

    Keep raising the bar!



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