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Amazon Austin Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2483 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. "Amazon Austin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Austin office has a much more laid back culture than the Seattle HQ

    Comp is awesome compared to other Austin companies and the cost of living

    Fast paced work environment with very capable coworkers

    Cons

    Most senior management is back in Seattle which leads to a lot of remote meetings and more flying to Seattle than I would like

    Missing most of the crazy benefits of other big tech companies

    The company cafeteria isn't very good

    Advice to Management

    As we continue to grow in Austin don't lose the things that make this office unique


  2. "Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people

    Cons

    Long hours, physically demanding, stressful

    Advice to Management

    See your people as people and not machines

  3. "Customer Obsessed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The motto is "Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History." That's exactly what we do here. Imagine the fastest job you've ever worked and then multiple that by 100. You still wouldn't believe how quickly things move here. The key is that we hire people who thrive in this environment. There's no such thing as "that's not my job". The Leadership Principles are what we operate by and that drives accountability from every Amazonian. To put it simply, we get it done. And we always start with the customer. Being that I was a customer before an employee, it's something that is very commendable and in my opinion the best way to provide quality customer service. We always are seeking ways to innovate and improve. It's a great space to be in. I've never felt more supported in my career growth than at Amazon. There is a TON of internal mobility and you're encouraged to always explore "what else" or "what's next" for you. I enjoy working from home most days as I sit on a team that has many remote teammates. We hire the best talent regardless of location (when it makes sense for the role). You're trusted to get your work done and never feel like you're on an island.

    Cons

    Amazon doesn't have as many perks as other companies. However, I have more work life balance than I ever have had before. Who needs perks if you get to log out and enjoy your life after work :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep Hiring and Developing the Best!!!


  4. "Software Development Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth, Great mentors, Full stack projects

    Cons

    Very fast paced, not a ton of benefits other than normal health care.


  5. "Incredible Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by lots of great engineers.
    - Strong culture of building quality products.
    - Lots of growth opportunities and ability to move around within company.
    - Leadership Principles are not hollow words by upper management but are practiced every day at all levels.

    Cons

    Many of the developer tools for internal services are out of date. Amazon can be slow to adopt industry standards/best practices where it would be beneficial to do so.


  6. "Delivery"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant work, not a hard job to do

    Cons

    Not worth the pay


  7. "Development Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Savvy mgt, good people, relevant technologies & work.

    Cons

    Coffee shop office culture is doomed. WAY too distracting for highly productive, professional engineers. It's a huge barrier to hiring the best people who HATE distractions. It's also very wa$$teful of intellectual productivity and a massive hit in time to market and quality. There are days in the "office" (coffee shop) that amount to ZERO productivity because everyone is "collaborating" so much.

    Advice to Management

    Get serious and be grown ups about creating adequate offices for productive, highly skilled professionals to work in. You're not "misunderstood"... You're just "wrong" about this and it's been proved decades ago.

  8. "Amazon warehouse job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy apply, you can choose shift, management treats good with employees

    Cons

    Hard job, some time you even don't have 20 hr/week


  9. "Great place to stay."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDEII in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - SDEII in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging role and responsibilities. You can take up more than you are entitled for if you want to contribute more.
    Good pay and stock options.

    Cons

    Not a great place for laid back people.
    Less perks compared to other companies of same stature.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the day one culture!


  10. "Amazon Internship SDE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with smart engineers and compensation

    Cons

    In my experience, there was nothing that I would complain about. Not providing perks like other big tech companies could be considered as a con


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