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Updated April 16, 2018
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  • Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse (in 2222 reviews)

  • No work life - personal life balance (in 462 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer II in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support Engineer II in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and great sign on bonus. Tons of runway to move up in the company

    Cons

    Moves quick. Not a strong connection for me but could be for some.


  2. "What do I think about Amazon"

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    Current Employee - FC Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - FC Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent place to work pretty mellow

    Cons

    Long hours not for everybody

  3. "Operations Manage II"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager II in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager II in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, good team and great pay.

    Cons

    Peer managers are young and just there for the pay and steeping stool. Little to no accountability at the L4 level. L6 and especially L7s rarely listen the managers barriers.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Ops and Ops managers should listen to there Area Managers.


  4. "Reliable Job, Potential for Career Advancement"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. You get in what you put in. Plenty of opportunity for advancement. Leadership is enthusiastic and helpful.

    Work enough hours and you get benefits.

    Cons

    Hours are long. Work can be monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. 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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Tom Team"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Team Work, Good People

    Cons

    Loud atmosphere for conversing to exchange ideas

    Advice to Management

    Meetings with team members to exchange ideas

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "Great colleagues, motivating environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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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