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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. Helpful (1)

    "Fullfillment Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive and great pay. They do a yearly evaluation to compete with cost of living and adjust everyone's pay accordingly. Can advance quickly I believe within 30 days of working there.

    Cons

    Its hard to stay employed here because they are so strict with numbers and quality. Working fast and not making mistakes do not go hand in hand which makes it especially hard to meet the quotas set for everyone. People get written up constantly for not meeting quotas and after the third write up you are let go. They are things that prevent meeting quota sometimes that cannot be controlled like computer problems but manager might still write you up.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees and well being the same way you focus on quotas. Do not try to scare employees into meeting quotas by writing them up especially if it is not their fault or out of their control like computer problems.


  4. "Fulfillment Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, excellent benefits and they treat you like you matter.

    Cons

    I hate to complain but Peak. It’s a long and stressful time.

    Advice to Management

    A little more flexibility


  5. "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!!!


  6. "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.


  7. "Incredible Place to Work"

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    • 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.

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and very easy work! Great people to work with as well!! Pay increases quarterly and plenty of opportunities to move up in the company!

    Cons

    Expect to walk...alot!! Miles a day!


  9. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Fullfilment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, ability to move up quickly in company, benefits,

    Cons

    Pay raises, cap out salaries are low.

    Advice to Management

    Listen but also notice people’s body language , if you stop and pay attention it will help you keep the employees happy bc they can see you care about them


  10. "Delivery"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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