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Junior Financial Analyst at Amazon

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

It has good promotion opportunity

Cons

You got huge pressure while working.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is the best warehouse job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com

    Pros

    The pay is good, you work 10 hour days and only work 4 hours. i worked the night time shift which still wasnt that bad.

    Cons

    It gets really hot in the summer time. Depending on your job it can get repetitive and some jobs require more exercise then others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more water throughout the warehouse.

  2. 26 people found this helpful  

    Smoke and Mirrors

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    Former Employee - Premium Support Engineer (DSE) in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Premium Support Engineer (DSE) in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free coffee, smart people and a 10% Amazon discount across the board. Macbook Pros are nice too.

    Cons

    Working at AWS in their "Support" department was a real let down for me. I went from owning projects and creating new systems to answering phone calls and chats explaining to moronic customers that they are wrong, how to fix it and then wait for them to fix it while having a read-only view into their environment. My job could be done just as easily without a real computer, I only need some device to stream details out of our many databases.

    Indentured servitude. Seriously, soon as you join Amazon you're not allowed to leave for a year or you can owe them over $20,000 really quickly. Beware, only take this job if you want to answer chats and phone calls all day. For anyone who craves or needs hands on, this isn't for you. I'm leaving before I jump off the 27th floor of the building for having my soul sucked out of my chest, I'm eating the bill from Amazon and filing bankruptcy. Nothing else I can hope to do. My personal joy in life is worth more to me than the bragging rights of working at Amazon.

    Lunch and food on site is overpriced, management usually hides in their office cubes with no interaction and the emphasis on "numbers" is there even though they claim it's not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    8 month experienced managers telling people things that are obviously wrong like "The CentOS project is the upstream for RHEL" is ridiculous. Why interview technically if no technical skill is required to do this job? Why not just hire Comcast Tech Support drop outs instead of wasting engineers in the work force?

    Explain the job role properly to prospective engineers, you got me in on false pretenses. I want to walk into your office and scream "F*** YOU", but I can't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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