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Updated July 18, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2306 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 473 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great investment in growth and development, lost of projects and teams.

    Cons

    Internal stack is unlike tools used by open source community/smaller companies, UX tends to be gauche.


  2. "Development Engineer"

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    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.

  3. "Amazon warehouse job"

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    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


  4. "Great place to stay."

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    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!


  5. "Amazon Internship SDE"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don't know what you're talking about but there are none there is no room for advancement management does not know how to perform their leadership roles and there's always one who thinks he runs the whole show

    Cons

    Pay is ridiculous go work from McDonald's instead you make more and work less harder. $10.75 will not cut the mustard in today's world.

    Advice to Management

    Define your rolls more adequately so that they have actual leadership skills and address some of the issues employees have there always on each other's back because they don't know what role they should be performing.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    May be the best professional growth opportunity you could get. You will be challenged by a dynamic environment, working with very motivated and intelligent individuals and leaders. It is a company that leads in several different market segments through innovation and is changing the world. An ever rising stock price helps too.

    Cons

    If you don't like a challenge, look elsewhere. But if you want to see how far you can go, definitely consider Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Balance constant challenge with requisite training, and ensure that work life balance continues to be maintained.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I really love working at Amazon (AWS)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low BS ratio. I am surrounded by smart and friendly people. Most of my co-workers are pretty happy in their jobs, that makes them generally happy. 14 Principles of a Leader are great guidelines. One of those is to "Have a backbone, disagree and commit" which basically means if stuff is being done wrong, you are within your rights to stand up for your position, and engage the other parties to come to a consensus that you can all commit to. This is great for problem resolution in the workplace. Stock options are actually worth something. It is generally easy to move around the organization once you are employed, and your current manager cannot stop you from moving to another team.

    Cons

    Except for salary, benefits are okay but not premium.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, best company I ever worked for.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Independent Contractor for Fulfillment Venter"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor

    Pros

    Work when I want. Varietty of block options.

    Cons

    Must deliver all packages or return to center. Responsible for other peoples bad deeds as in theft.


  10. "Great colleagues, motivating environment"

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    Current Employee - SDE2 in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities, refined systems, highest development standards. Can transfer between teams very easily. Good compensation.

    Cons

    A bigger company, bunch of homegrown technologies, ramp up takes longer than normal. Team scope and responsibility is often times fairly limited.


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