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Updated November 2, 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. "Great learning experience. Smart people. Fast paced environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Applied Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Applied Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good to start your career.
    People are straightforward.
    Cooperative environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a little messy.
    HRs are bad at communication.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, fast-paced, cutting edge technology/products, great benefits (particularly for mothers), plenty of opportunity to set your scope and thrive

    Cons

    Hierarchical/bureaucratic at times, lots of ambiguity

  3. "Customer Adviser - Amazon Business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workspace
    Fair Management
    Solid team around you

    Cons

    Lack of Diversity among my team

    Advice to Management

    More Diversity


  4. "Easy Work, No PAy Raises"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Guide in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Process Guide in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible hours, laid back

    Cons

    no room to move up, no pay raises, management has favorites

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll work on cutting-edge products that impact the world. Pleasure to work with some really smart people that help your career growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to maintain work/life balance around deadlines (though this is universal)


  6. "Could not be at a better place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunities to work in many departments within the org to learn new things
    -Networking with every level of the business
    -Exposure to technologies I would not have had in other companies
    -Training is available for current position and potential future positions

    Cons

    -Communication of events/opportunities throughout the company is not very good.


  7. "Sales at Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -limitless career trajectory options
    -strong growing company
    -great brand recognition helps get in the door for sales

    Cons

    -sometimes painful/complex bureaucratic processes to jump through
    -satellite office isn't the same "vibe" as HQ in Seattle
    -not lots of empowerment to make your own decisions

    Advice to Management

    -make satellite offices feel similar to HQ culture wise
    -try to be more nimble in decision making processes

  8. "Wicked smart people; some beurocracy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My teammates are smart, interesting, and nice. I joined straight out of college, and a lot of my teammates were much older (with kids), but we have gotten along great. I'm proud to call them my teammates in the office, and some of us spend time together outside of work as well.

    Cons

    In my personal experience, my team's charter has changed so much in the last year that it's hard to feel motivated on any particular project (because it just ends up being cancelled). If my team's role and projects stabilized, we could really get cruising.

    Advice to Management

    I like the sort of distributed management style at Amazon that arises from empowering teams to make their own decisions. When leadership does step in to set an agenda, it should make sure that it doesn't keep yanking a team around on different projects.


  9. "Amazon"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on my resume.

    Cons

    Not a healthy work environment.


  10. "good for early career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, exposure to a successful company, smart people, good preparation for your next job

    Cons

    Not a place for long term, long hours but low productivity, ambiguous direction, inexperienced middle management

    Advice to Management

    Strong technical skill does not mean good management ability.


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