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  1. "Amazon is a top company to work for! I'm proud to be an Amazonian!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, fast-paced, fun, environment. Very passionate people and constantly new business launches and geo expansions. Amazonians live and breathe the leadership principles! It's really cool to see these aren't just words on a piece of paper, they truly shape the company culture.

    Cons

    Must be comfortable with ambiguity, and constant change. It can have a start-up feel with all the new business expansions.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible, and push for consistency across teams. The team you're on can really make or break the experience; however, Amazon encourages rotations and there are endless opportunities!

    Amazon2018-04-16
  2. "Expected to have Work as your Life"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Above industry average pay (cash-wise) 2. Have the big name on your resume 3. Get your foot in the door if really wanted to work here full-time as a good jumping board

    Cons

    -long hours -lots of bullying and office polictics, you gotta be good at playing the game -terrible manager and work culture(toxic), expected to work like a dog around the clock whenever needed -not appreciated or recognized as part of the team, because "You are just a contractor" -efficiency rewarded with more work and even longer hours -zero open communications

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader and care about your people's health, physically and mentally. Stop the bullying when you see it, IT IS your job.

    Amazon2019-01-18
  3. "Great pay and benefits, unbalanced work load"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is above market, and the health benefits are wonderful

    Cons

    Success is not often rewarded, and the payoff is no work life balance as they try to utilize successful employees beyond capacity, while letting the non contributing employees skate by without consequence.

    Advice to Management

    I believe this is mainly an accounting departmental issue as I speak with other Amazon employees. Management should take the time to understand the needs of lower level accountants as the current work load is not scalable at the current growth rate.

    Amazon2018-07-25
  4. "Account Executive Advertising"

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    Current Employee - Accountant Executive in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of smart people, unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    It's huge and growing. Can feel a bit anonymous and one is a large crowd. Competitive environment.

    Amazon2017-12-08
  5. "Fast pace, learn a lot"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accounting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Always striving for best - Learn a lot and look for best industry practices - highly knowledgeable peers - Senior management is in details and industry recognized professionals

    Cons

    - Different than other corporate - High expectation to make difference and high participation required

    Advice to Management

    - Keep hiring bar high

    Amazon2017-09-19
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Staff accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting and dynamic environment with a lot of driven smart people. Plenty of opportunity for learning and expanding one's skills and definitely not a boring place to work. There are opportunities for international travel and changing teams every couple of years is encouraged.

    Cons

    Long hours. People change here very quickly, either because they leave, move to different teams or join from other teams. Perks not comparable to other tech companies, no reimbursement for CPA

    Amazon2016-12-05
  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    you will definetaly learn a lot! Also, the pay is really good. You will get to see many perspectives of the company

    Cons

    you have to work really long hours without getting pay extra lol... but it will be worth though

    Amazon2015-07-16
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of competent leaders; no respect for work/life; smart people"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay with stock is above average Endless challenges People who devote all waking hours to work are rewarded Can bring your dogs SLU is a nice campus Looks good on your résumé

    Cons

    No ability to do other stuff outside of work Hours can be long - 12-14 a day No option to work remotely Director levels are out of touch with teams and have no idea the impact the quality of life for people below them Replacing people who quit can take 6+ months which means managers end up doing analyst work just to get by Very high rates of people leaving due to stress and hours - average tenure is less than 1 year...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to your own leadership principles and realize its poor management at the top that leads to a poorly performing bad morale team

    Amazon2014-08-23
  9. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon

    Pros

    Make me grow and set up career path.

    Cons

    Career advancement & support need to be improved

    Advice to Management

    Empower the lower level workers

    Amazon2011-06-24
  10. "Crazy work place"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant I in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in amazon is like being at home and I like it so much

    Cons

    still using old technologies. Example UI should implement

    Advice to Management

    we have great management and they have worthy knowledge already. So advice from my end

    Amazon2019-02-05
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