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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 2287 reviews)

  • "No work life - personal life balance" (in 472 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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. "Great overall"

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    Current Employee - Inbound Receive Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Inbound Receive Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is almost always good and the people are so much fun to work with!

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the mix of the thousands of people, must really push to stand out but it is possible.


  4. "Ugh..."

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    Former Employee - Slam Operator in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Slam Operator in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and they'll hire anyone, they say you can't have any felonies and you have to have a GED or diploma but they don't check. Trust me...

    Cons

    I heard they recently gave a raise because so many people we're quitting when I work there was only 10:50 an hour and they worked me like a dog I literally almost passed out numerous times. And from the moment you walk in you are rushing rushing rushing there are so many penalties it's crazy! People will literally be running in there, it's enough to cause anxiety if you don't have it already! And for the work that they expect from you you should be getting paid a lot more! It gets pretty ridiculous!

    Advice to Management

    the breaks are not adequate, in order not to be penalized you have to use part of your break to get back to your station on time or you get penalized for not being at your station on time it's ridiculous!


  5. "Wow"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, own your own time

    Cons

    no no no no no

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On sight medical. HR is very helpful. Amazon does value their associates health and wellness.

    Cons

    You can’t choose the path that you will be working in. You can’t change paths if you’re not cut out for the one you’re in.

    Advice to Management

    Allow associates who struggle in a path to meet rates to be able to change paths instead of letting them go due to performance. It’s heartbreaking to see people who love their job be let go because they can not physically do a strenuous job but would be great in another path.


  7. "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

  8. "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!


  9. "It was OKAY"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Operations Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Operations Manager in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to pick up
    A lot of down time after peek every year
    good for part time

    Cons

    Depending on the position work could be mind numbing
    Full time is probably not worth it

    Advice to Management

    Higher Pay and be more willing to promote within.


  10. "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


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