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Updated February 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Amazon Flex driver"

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    Current Contractor - Flex Driver in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Flex Driver in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible time and easy going supervisor

    Cons

    gasoline cost is not covered


  2. "Great work place. May take time to move up."

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    Current Employee - Tier1 Associate in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Tier1 Associate in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 day weekends. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    May take a while to advance.

  3. "Great pay, try to get Regular if possible"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, they offer benefits, offer unpaid time off when slow

    Cons

    If you don't make an impact you get nixed as seasonal, many people were previously employed seasonal and didn't make the cut on several occasions.

    Advice to Management

    HR misinformed that full-time conversions were available but that was incorrect, they also lack tact and professionalism as HR Staffing members.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to work hard and have fun along the way"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the culture and how the leadership principles are taken into account of for every project. Everything here works on a self service model, you want something, you work on it. Freedom to go build things is amazing. The breadth and variety of career opportunities internally is wide and overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging, you will have to push yourself harder but what is the fun in doing non challenging work everyday.


  5. "Cool company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Pick in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Pick in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay you $15 a hour

    Cons

    Job can make you feel stuck


  6. "Amazon"

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    Former Employee - Stower in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Stower in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can get a really good workout and get paid at the same time

    Cons

    You have to really know this system in order to make at at a distribution center

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like family cuz they make a difference


  7. "Awesome company with great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Alot of flexibility with my schedule. Great opportunities to work on different projects outside of my scope.

    Cons

    The team morale is a little low and the team mentality seems to be lacking.

  8. "This job has been the best fit in my career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Audio Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Audio Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you are able to Earn Trust of your co-workers by showing good work and knowledge in your field and responsibility you are given the latitude to do your job the way you see fit.

    Cons

    Large company politics exist, everyone asks you about their packages.

    Advice to Management

    More visibility into roadmap and direction. Generally, keep doing what you are doing.


  9. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in San Bernardino, CA

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

    Pros

    Work is easy, decent benefits, chances for overtime around the holidays, time off is easy to take. 3 day weekends and if its slow you have a chance to go home early.

    Cons

    Can be tiring, long hours during peak seasons. Work is very repetitive and can be incredibly boring. It is hard to get noticed or move up.


  10. "Problem Solver"

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    Former Employee - Problem Solver in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Problem Solver in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay
    lots of benefits
    honestly diverse people
    lunch room

    Cons

    not enough fridges
    long hours

    Advice to Management

    Be less bias toward favorites


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