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Updated January 28, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2122 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 445 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No place is perfect, but I love it here. Full stop."

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities for personal and professional growth like no other company I've encountered in my long career.

    This is definitely an intense environment to work in BUT I've never encountered a company that provides more support and help for employees. The culture here is like none other.

    Cons

    This is very definitely an intense environment to work in. The bar is set very high, and you are expected to produce at a high level at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid frupidity (frugality + stupidity). Sometimes adding headcount or getting people good equipment are investments that pay off big.


  2. "Experience"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot working at Amazon.

    Cons

    I can be demanding at times.

  3. "This job is nothing like you expect it to be, but it is 10x more rewarding than you expect it to be."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The most fantastic and supportive people you'll ever work with. Everyone wants to help you do better and learn.

    Cons

    We do a lot more work than we're hired to do beyond our job description but our pay does not reflect this.


  4. "Great learning experience. Smart people. Fast paced environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • 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


  6. "Customer Adviser - Amazon Business"

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    • 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


  7. "Easy Work, No PAy Raises"

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    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

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • 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)


  9. "Could not be at a better place"

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    • 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.


  10. "Sales at Amazon"

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    • 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


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