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My time there was fantastic.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Amazon.com

Pros

Amazon is a fantastic company to work for. Great business model and enthusiasm throughout each facility.

Cons

You will surely work hard. Not sure if that's a problem?

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard(er), have (some) fun, make history.

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    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay. You are well compensated for your time while hourly, but once crossing the bridge to salaried...
    stocks. Variable compensation bonus (monthly or quarterly) . You will work hard, but its challenging/interesting work.

    Cons

    work. life. balance. Have a kid? be prepared not to see them. Same for a spouse. Once you are a level 4 (area manager and up) prepared to work from home answering emails almost constantly. Its a fine fit for someone young/single but beyond that, the hours 50-55 regularly, 70-80 during "peak" if not more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the work loads better by hiring more staff. Standard work is a buzz word we throw about constatly, but its not practiced from building to building and shift to shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to work for long term

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is probably on the high side compared to other hi-tech companies for the equivalent positions, though no where near compared to Google or Facebook.
    Company outlook looks good.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is probably the worst for SDE's in the hi-tech industry.
    Oncall experience can be really bad and you have to work at nights but yet the manager stills expects you to work next day during day time.
    Work is fast-paced and majority of projects are short-term thinking. They just want to lure the customers in and worry about the rest later.
    Health insurance benefits is on the bad side compared to other hi-tech companies.
    The signing stocks grant may be attractive but don't expect the same after 4 years. Basically you should look for jobs elsewhere after 4 years unless you perform on the top 10% compared against peers.
    I have unfortunately worked for some mean managers who clearly indicated that you have to work overtime on a regular basis to get work done, no matter how unreasonable the schedule is.
    The commute becomes bad now since they moved to SLU campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat your employees well and treat old and new employees equally well. The pay structure clearly favors the new-hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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