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  1. Lead Development Representative

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    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation - Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Not many that come to mind. Would prefer to work from home more frequently, but that's actually pretty common too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the business!

  2. Lead Development Representative

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    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon Web Services is a company that develops its employees and helps everyone to progress in their careers.

    Cons

    You will be a workaholic while working for Amazon Web Services.

    Advice to Management

    You need to set boundaries to have a work-life balance.

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    Amazon is Alright

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    Current Employee - CSA in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work from Home -Create schedules around other jobs/school -Supply equipment -Benefits are generous for the role -Despite popular belief, there is lateral and upward mobility options The good thing about working from home for Amazon essentially boils down to it being a work from home position with flexible positioning.

    Cons

    -Hours, once assigned, are largely inflexible -Vacation and time off accrues very slowly in comparison to other full time jobs -Benefits are good, but geared towards singles, not families There are several negatives to working at Amazon that should be noted, particularly the pay, which is dismal when you consider how much money they make off of your work. You'll be making $10 with minimal bonuses around the holidays...

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    Advice to Management

    Not really much management can do honestly. At the end of the day there are gonna be jobs that you just need a ton of boots on the ground for and this is one of them. Reality is some jobs aren't going to pay well or be fun, or result in a long term career path. If you need to make some money on the side and work from home while you do something else , this may be the job for you.

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    Senior Executive Assistant to VP

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, always learning something new, great colleagues. Very helpful staff to help with onboarding, good pay, some travel. Flex/Telework is awesome!

    Cons

    I wish I could have more training time. There is A LOT to learn so it feels a bit like information overload.

    Advice to Management

    More training, maybe perhaps offer more bonuses/incentives for your employees?

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    Customer Service/Seasonal

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far so good, I’m still in training, but maybe that will interest some. I am on my 4th day at Amazon, & will work in their customer service Dept. for a guaranteed 3 months & possibly 3 more depending on how busy they are & whatnot. They talk a lot about doing a great job by not missing work, empathizing with & develop a great repore with the customer by being “customer obsessed” I am in a class of 25 & we have 2 trainers....

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    Cons

    They do require mandatory OT & Blackout PTO & UPTO from Cyber Monday - January 1st. There are not many benefits for Seasonal Employees & the ones that are available aren’t that great.

    Advice to Management

    Offer something better as a benefit than what is currently available to Seasonal Employees. Keep up the good work with who you choose to train new WAH employees!

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    Operations

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation. Location. Environment is so stressful that you find good friends among your peers.

    Cons

    Very long hours. At times, when you compare how much you make per hour versus how many hours you work, you find other companies to be better. High stress levels. Walking and standing for more than 9hrs+ , at times straight. Noisy. Disorganized management. High rotation. Hard to switch from operations into other fields within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention and care about your direct employees genuinely. If you do that, the rest will fall in place.

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    EOT temp employee

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    Current Employee - eot in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Some smart people but favoritism is rampant . better to work on dayshift to get the training you need to operate. Don't go on nightshift if you need training. Blue badge conversion process leadership questions as clear as mud and difficult to answer without prep. Was promised prep and it never happened. Aced mech and elec questions.

    Cons

    Training is sketchy if you ask for additional training prepare to answer why. Especially leadership principles which are as clear as mud and can be interpreted multiple ways its pyschobabble BS. Do not recommend to person with a family to take the risk on a temp position with "possible" conversion you will be used and abused.

    Advice to Management

    Leave up to your leadership principles yourself.

  8. customer experience intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thought the program was nice and easy to contribute since it is on your own time. There were a lot of training involved, so it is time consuming. I enjoyed it.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't very high, and it required 40 hours of training on your own in front of the computer screen. Can be boring at times and a lot of materials to get through.

    Advice to Management

    To have the training be more interactive and higher pay for the training. That was the worst part of the experience.

  9. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a lot of agency. If you can justify why something needs to happen and how much it will cost to make it happen you can affect change at the company.

    Cons

    Bit of a problem with putting too much emphasis on seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the quality of an employees work and what they can bring to the company going forward rather than how long theyve stuck around.

  10. Great experience

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet different people and everyone is interesting. Passionate and rising company. Great employers and great environment. Huge company though

    Cons

    Sometimes get lost in the huge company,

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