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Amazon Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated February 17, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2122 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 445 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment. Lots of opportunities to learn, grow and advance in your career.

    Cons

    Cost of Parking. Commuter Shuttle service is lacking for surrounding areas.


  2. "Spirit of Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Administrative Assistant in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Administrative Assistant in Coppell, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the diversity and the opportunity to transfer globally.

    Cons

    Ever changing management, I find it is difficult to establish stability.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your team first to understand where the strong and weak areas are in your assigned department before implementing a change process.

  3. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Compensation is comparable to other similar organizations if not better

    Cons

    None at the moment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "line worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    rewards and raffles and flexible schedules

    Cons

    Terrible management. only 3.5 to 4 hour work days.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Experience was good, pay could have been better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were nice, professional, and talented. Nothing terribly bad happened. No drama.

    Cons

    Pay was poor, stress was high, and there was a lot of drink-the-koolaid inauthentic hypocritical pep talk from management. My work load was excessive and my manager just didn't listen to my warnings. I got a higher paying offer in a less stressful job and took it.

    Advice to Management

    Authenticity is more important than pep talks. People will smile and nod, but if they distrust you, that's failed leadership.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "GMA (General Managers Administrative Assistant)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GMA (General Manager Administrative Assistant) in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - GMA (General Manager Administrative Assistant) in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work very closely with high level management, pretty flexible schedule, variety of grown opportunities

    Cons

    Block out period for holiday season because of Peak

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your support functions in the Fulfillment Centers.


  7. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for new and existing employees

    Cons

    Nothing seriously bad, just like a normal company

    Advice to Management

    Keep good working

  8. "Administrative Assistant III"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, relocation flexibility, I've meet some wonderful people that I am still in touch with even after they've left.

    Cons

    The hours could be better and I wish there were more opportunities to include your families. Wish I could spend more time with my family.

    Advice to Management

    Listen!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    wonderful pay, monthly bonuses, company discount

    Cons

    long hours, shift work, little to no advancement


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Positive challenge"

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

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

    Pros

    Learn the processes of logistics from one of the top companies in the industry. If you like a challenge, this company is for you! You never stop going from the start of the day until the end, never a dull moment. Lots of intelligent go-getters working here. Opportunities to move up are available.

    Cons

    At the larger sites the chaos of high volume production never ends and can wear a person down over time.

    Advice to Management

    Construct a contingency plan in advance to backfill vacancies created when a person in that role is leveling up to a new role. Having holes on a team creates an overload of stress.