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Amazon Area Manager Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2397 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growth, meeting people from all over the world, development of BIG ideas that impact customers in a positive way and learning awesome leadership skills from awesome people.

    Been with amazon for 8+ years, started out as a temporary associate and worked my way up, I've seen it all and been to many FC's in NA. If you put in the effort you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real.


  2. "Lots of mobility, hard on your body"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, lots of opportunities to advance or change careers or locations, offers challenges and ability to try a variety of solutions.

    Cons

    Long hours, especially during peak, if you're in a warehouse it's hard on your body and can possibly be on night shift and destroy your social life.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget about the people, try to make it fun. A lot of managers try to but give up, dont give up.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Area Manager"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazon has allowed me to move from an entry level warehouse associate to a manager in just over 3yrs. There are lot of opportunities and many kinds of operations within the umbrella of Amazon. I have worked in 3 different networks and have held 5 different positions in only 6 years. If you are motivated and want to make a difference, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The biggest draw back with Amazon is your work week life balance. The hours are long and exhausting which leaves little time or energy outside of the work week. Although the work week is only 4 days, it can at times be a little much.


  4. "Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working with associates who enjoy their jobs. Room for your ideas to be heard and executed.

    Cons

    With a plant running 24/7, it's difficult for your changes to be translated across all shifts.


  5. "Great first career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Campbellsville, KY
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Campbellsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, leadership, personal development, and colleagues

    Cons

    For a college graduate who isn’t use to hard work, a lot of fun and making history - it isn’t for you!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Area Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dress code and 4-10 work schedule

    Cons

    Work life balance is non exsistant, Interal promotions rarely happen. This company burns you into the ground and then releases you


  7. "Good opportunities and pay, bad experience"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon offers very high compensation and excellent advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The company is consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible, which gets pushed down through management. Most people seem exhausted and unhappy with their jobs, but are masochistically tied to their excellent stock packages. It’s a great place for people that are willing to sacrifice all of their comforts and balance in life, but it is relentless and only gets harder as the expectations continually increase, and the stock only pays out hugely after two years. Most don’t make it one year. I work 12-14 hours a day, and I’m regularly asked to come in on my days off.

    Advice to Management

    Management is endlessly pushy to the point where positive feedback sounds forced and disingenuous. More positive recognition would be nice, but Amazon’s culture is unique and I don’t expect it to change much because it’s worked quite well for the company so far.

  8. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Ruskin, FL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Ruskin, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, Schedule Flexibility, Ability to move up

    Cons

    Actual job is terrible and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanagement


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, excellent software tools, a lot of opportunity to grow and easy to relocate to a different city/state

    Cons

    Schedule, work life balance ideal for single people, work area not the best and a lot of opportunity with HR team, could help a lot more

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, do benchmark on HR departments in other companies, work on doing employee evaluations based on data.


  10. "Pass"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Stock Bonus, Ability to relocate

    Cons

    Terrible culture, work life balance, mediocre salary for mid-level