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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 an 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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    Fulfillment Associate

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate (Seasonal) in Haslet, TX
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate (Seasonal) in Haslet, TX

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

    Pros

    Pass the drug test you are hired, they put a lot of people in the system. They give you personal days to use at your discretion from day one. If you like wearing jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes you will love it at Amazon. The warehouse is climate controlled.

    Cons

    They profile people as to what job they will do, and how they promote. If you are young, white, preppy type you are way ahead of the game. Just look around at the people in management positions. Seasonal workers hire on making less money per hour then people with permanent positions, doing the same exact job. Seasonal workers don't get the monthly bonuses, even though they are needed to make the monthly quota. Their incentive is that one day they may become permanent and get these benefits. You will more then likely be let go before this happens and before your medical benefits kick in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company concept is awesome, so sad it isn't available to all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Finance is an afterthought

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Smart people; Solid pay when factoring in restricted stock units

    Cons

    Ironically, information systems are bolted together with no coherence...just one-off solutions that get rolled out company wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest some capital in professional information systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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