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great company for consumers

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Talented people, downtown/near-downtown location.
Different teams can feel very different. But overall they hold similar culture.
If you are lucky and find a reasonable team, you might be able to enjoy it. But not so much for other teams.

Cons

it's better to be a customer than an employee.
no work life balance. management expects you to work late.
uncompetitive compensation.
on-call.
political issue. This can be nasty sometimes.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    You'd do better to work for Walmart

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    You will meet some amazing coworkers from across the country. The pay was decent ($11 an hour) and you get benefits no matter if you're part time or full time. You have a guaranteed set amount of hours and a set schedule. They'll work around your college schedule

    Cons

    If you work in customer service, your job depends on your customers. Whether you follow policy or not, you could lose your job within a month. Even if you're a top performer and solved the customer's problem, you can be fired because the customer chose to give you a no. They want innovative ideas but every time you give them one, they shoot it down and approve it for someone else later on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what will keep the good associates around rather than driving them to other companies. It'll be the demise of your company if you continue treating your associates like replaceable trash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    All about preventing unionization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon.com full-time

    Pros

    Salary, young employees, free coffee

    Cons

    Get around laws by working the managers like dogs. Offer no assistance except work harder. Like to hire military because they don't know better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can suck up your time in a FC and wonder why you gave up years of your life or you could go somewhere else. One my lease was up I left, haven't looked back..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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