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  1. Helpful (7)

    Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Opa-locka, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Amazon is not for everyone. It is hard work. On average I walk over 20 miles per day at work and climb over 30 flights of stairs. The great part is that I lost a lot of weight since I started with Amazon and I have been much more active. If you have a positive attitude, working at Amazon will be a piece of cake. If you’re the type of person that gets frustrated easily, this probably isn’t the job for you. 99%...

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    Cons

    Long hours. Before you are hired, they will tell you that you will work 4 10hr days but its actually closer to 4 13hr days or sometimes 14hr days... During peak season, you’ll work 6 days (almost 80 hours) I don’t mind working that much, but I wish that they would have been upfront about it during the hiring process. Sometimes you will have to have tough conversations with associates that are not meeting performance...

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget about the “have fun” in the slogan. Working hard and making history are things that we do everyday, but we tend to forget to have fun on occasion.

  2. Helpful (22)

    Area Manager - not as awesome as advertised

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, incentives, restricted stock units

    Cons

    Work long hours that makes the salary not worth it (FYI - I didn’t think that the 14-16 hour days could be true, but they are!) difficult process of systematic discussions and write ups to terminate bad employees, cut-throat management competition where managers work against each other to advance rather than working together as a team

    Advice to Management

    Need more support for Area managers; there’s not enough time in the day to run the operation and give hundreds of associates feedback at the same time

  3. Helpful (2)

    Long Hours Above Average Pay

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I joined the company 6.5 years ago. Stock was plentiful. Teams you work with are full of smart people

    Cons

    Not much work life balance to speak of. Be prepared to work nights, weekend, and holidays. Be open to relocation if you are trying to advance. Some locations are better than others for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Explain total compensation better. Compensation has changed drastically over 6 years. Whereas I used to expect stock in fair increments, stock compensation has drastically dropped off since the price has increased.

  4. Great Position

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    Former Employee - Area Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Have a good staff

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, No other Issues

  5. Amazon Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Euclid, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Challenging and fast paced -Lots of really smart, hard-working people -4 day work week

    Cons

    -Very fast paced, long hours and hard days -Promotion requires nights -Work 5-6 days a week from Thanksgiving to Christmas

  6. Amazon manager

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Potential Quick Growth

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance Balance depending on area of operation

  7. Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Area Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Large amount of responsibility, looks great on resume, unmatchable experience

    Cons

    Departments have a difficult time getting on the same page

  8. Area Manager

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You really build a bond with your associates. Your peers are snakes! And political rule the hiring process. If someone does not like you, you’ll never get promoted. Merit means nothing, only how you’re viewed by the senior team. And the logic is “do more with less”. It’s stressful, your personal life suffers. Waking up at 4AM and getting there at 5 AM only to leave at 6PM. Now, factor in your time to catch your favorite...

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    Cons

    DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB UNLESS YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE!! Or if you have a crappy GPA and need a top rated company on your resume. They hire anyone because they can’t retain people. My peers had art degrees and language degrees etc etc. you are basically a retail manager in a warehouse. And as much as they pretend, they don’t care about you or the associates.

    Advice to Management

    Give your managers perks. They work hard EVERYDAY and you don’t even want to give them free prime accounts. Tragic. I hope they replace you all.

  9. Honeymoon was great.

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    Former Employee - Area Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    emphasis on the customer is like no other.

    Cons

    high turnover at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    emphasis on the employee needs to be just as important as the customer.

  10. Not as awesome as advertise

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of work, it will keep you busy and days fly by.

    Cons

    Not a lot of downtime to spend after work.

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