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Amazon Austin Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Get chance to learn a lot while working on a real world problem (in 425 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 339 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1970 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 422 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Prime Now Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Prime Now Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -A team environment
    -Snacks in break room occasionally
    -A great way to sweat out calories if picking
    -Friendly assistant managers! Most moved up so they understand your positions.
    -Co-Workers are great! You have your few bad seeds but what company doesn't. It makes the environment diverse.
    -You're working fast pace to easy work so the hours flies by!
    -You make your own hours so you work when you want.

    Cons

    - 1 15 min break

    Advice to Management

    -Atleast 2 10 min breaks instead of just 1 15 min break. Feets does hurts after 1 hour of picking.
    -More strategies to keep employees upbeat throughout shifts not just start of shift.


  2. "Amazon Web Services gives me the opportunity to work on world-changing technology"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. People actually buy into the famed leadership principles, so there is a common place to start from when promoting new ideas and making decisions.
    2. I'm surrounded by brilliant people who are excited about solving complex problems for our customers and each other.
    3. There are a lot of internal opportunities for growth or change once you've hired on.

    Cons

    1. If you have trouble with personal organization, most jobs at AWS will be overwhelming.
    2. Internal tooling is very ad-hoc so it is likely that you won't have exactly what you need to do all aspects of your job efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    While management transparency at AWS is good, this is always an area where improvements are appreciated.

  3. "SDE II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great compensation
    - cutting edge skill sets to pick up
    - Smart and competent team mates
    - Impactful and challenging tasks and projects
    - Good direct managers

    Cons

    - To be observed. Haven't noticed too much so far


  4. "Ignore the negative reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    You have best teams and best minds around you. They take special care in recruiting people who shares the same leadership principles, which helps a lot.

    Cons

    Not as many perks for employees as it's competitors.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not experienced enough to comment about this.


  5. "It is and always will be my dream company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Work culture
    Challenging work
    Compensations & Benefits
    And the most important of all "Career Opportunities"

    Cons

    I am only filling this column because it is required to have a minimum of 5 words.

    Advice to Management

    I know that we strive to raise the bar when hiring new candidates. But I don't see it in practice.


  6. "Incredible work at an incredible company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At Amazon there are many great opportunities to work on exciting projects and teams, and there is a great deal of flexibility as far as team movement is concerned if you find yourself on an unexciting project or an unideal team.

    Cons

    Don't be mistaken, there is a learning curve. However, the company puts a great deal of focus on a ramping up process to help you learn the ropes (and trust me, there are a great deal of ropes to learn).


  7. "Awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    - Data driven decision making
    - Ownership encouraged and expected
    - Compensation at 90% of market
    - Challenging projects to push aggressive career growth
    - Continuous improvement at all levels

    Cons

    - Frequent direction changes
    - Need better headcount growth planning

    Advice to Management

    Keep on applying the leadership principles in every high-level decision.

  8. "Non Inventory Receiver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non-Inventory Receiver in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Non-Inventory Receiver in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company gives Good Pay (more than minimum wage for associates) The benefits are outstanding. Steady Hours through out the year but peak season gets busy (Understandably)

    Cons

    there is nepotism throughout middle management. also there is no life/work balance


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Warehouse associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, no interview, get great exercise. Not much positives here. It's easy, it's not rocket science. Vending machines at least

    Cons

    Hot warehouse, management talks down to you. Some yell at you. High turn around, which says the kind of environment that's exists.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are people, treat them like it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pay and work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great for people looking to add a 2nd or 3rd job

    Cons

    Pay here is less than all other warehouse positions. We have to work in a very hot warehouse.

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay for Equal work


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