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Helpful (2)

A lot of work, but satisfying for those who enjoy it.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ
Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great cardio workout if you're on the floor. people have been fun and enjoyable for the most part. If you get a blue badge the opportunities are seemingly endless.

Cons

Hours during peak season can be a bit much, I hardly saw my family over the holiday season last year. I've heard a lot of things that are said will happen to better the working experience but are nowhere in sight.

Other Employee Reviews for Amazon.com

  1. Helpful (3)

    never boring, often stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is based on objectivity, responsibility, and precision. This means there is little to no "politics" or egos to stroke. Great for people who like to work fast and hard and not waste time. No classism or age-ism like you sometimes see in young hot tech companies.

    Cons

    Frugal company culture means perks are minimal, tools can be subpar, managers can be spread extremely thin and work environment can be unnecessarily challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Considering the hurdles to getting hired here, there should be more of a focus on retention and promotion of internal talent.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Brutally Fast-paced but Also Full of Amazing Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best benefit of working at Amazon is the amazing array of coworkers. You meet everyone from MIT graduates to post-military special ops (and all folks in-between). Most of the people at Amazon are no BS types who don't like office politics. Those are the people I love working with the most. Amazon's technical environment offers experience and learning opportunities you cannot get anywhere else. Server management, ruby/perl programming, Cisco, Linux, network cabling, project management, etc - all in one job.

    Cons

    "Day 1 Basic Training" atmosphere. From the moment you walk into the door, it's "Go! Go! Go! Go!", and man does that burn you out after a few years. I've seen really good people get burned out, and either quit or get canned because they can't sustain double-speed 40-60 hrs a week. Amazon isn't for everyone. Read through the reviews here. It's not for whiners or folks who want a "cruise control" job. There's no cruise at Amazon - only full throttle every moment of every day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop burning people out. Stop micro-managing.


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