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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
3,514 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunity to learn a lot in a particular area of software development (in 101 reviews)

  • Density of talent: Some really smart people spoiling their careers here (in 306 reviews)


Cons
  • Company is not at all sorry to screw people's work-life balance for itself to excel (in 540 reviews)

  • There is literally no work life balance inside this company (in 125 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    new learning experience

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    Pros

    good work,policies,work life balance,nice mentors,good facilites

    Cons

    more processes needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more transparency and keeping up what you promise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Development Culture

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    Current Employee - SDE2  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Brilliant coworkers
    Tough and interesting problems to solve
    Culture and tools to enable development
    Good compensation
    Small teams means lots of ownership

    Cons

    High expectations for output can lead to periods of poor work life balance
    Annual reviews, otherwise you need to be very proactive about seeking feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Working Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III/Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    The compensation is great. The work-life balance varies, though generally is good. They take personal growth seriously: Constructive feedback given often to ensure you have a chance to reach your potential. Under the right circumstances they'll also let you work from home, which is awesome.

    They take the the Amazon Leadership Principles very seriously, and it's a good list. Google for it; they won't let me add a link here.

    Cons

    The times when management has decided on a deadline can mean overtime. This hasn't happened a lot to me yet, but it's happened once in 8 months at least.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Development Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Nice people, smart people from all over the world!
    We are creating world class product every day!

    Cons

    Nothing that bad..work-life balance can be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity with great leadership.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Salary, flex time, and bonuses

    Cons

    Parking, stress, not being able to change jobs until one year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Content Manager at Amazon.com

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    Current Employee - Content Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth at a well known company. There is plenty of room for innovation and discovery, as well as personal development.

    Cons

    The work life balance is not great, you will work long hours. Some management will provide praise, but others will always keep pushing, so you'll need to have confidence in your performance, because you won't always get a thank you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be more employee perks, but the overall pay is better than other companies in the area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    rewarding and a lot of room for growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Produce Specialist  in  Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Produce Specialist in Tracy, CA

    Pros

    The upper management at my site is great and really work to help you grow. There are many challenges and a ton of smart people to help you figure it out.

    Cons

    Their is a fair bit of stress to deal with. There are some really under qualified people that shouldn't be in their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out people who are hindering the operation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Notch

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    Former Employee - Stower  in  Haslet, TX
    Former Employee - Stower in Haslet, TX

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to get hired on as a full time employee at the start-up stage of a local Amazon warehouse. Such an opportunity is rare. Typically, employees start off as temporary workers, who must earn a permanent status over time. This is perhaps the best warehouse position on the planet at the moment; its warehouse was even air conditioned. State-of-the-art technology and efficiency practices are in play.

    Cons

    The hours are long, with 10 hour days, but breaks are nicely staggered at approximately every 2 and 1/2 hours. Break rooms are not always close, but they are well-stocked and filled with amenities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evrything was well-run as I saw it; minor kinks were understandable at an early stage. Unfortunately, wages were not high enough to justify a fairly long drive to the site, particularly in inclement weather; also, health benefits were unaffordable for the breadwinner of an entire family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager  in  Charleston, TN
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Charleston, TN

    Pros

    Salary, time off, freedom to change processes, movement up

    Cons

    no work life balance, lack of communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Technician

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    Current Employee - Engineering Ops Technician  in  Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Ops Technician in Dulles, VA

    Pros

    Short work weeks, 3 and 4 12hr days, rest of week off, longer weekends. Good pay and benefits. Good people to work with. Training and Advancement opportunity. Transfer opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours are 24/7. No full weekends off. Working mainly alone or very small group of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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