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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None off the top of my head


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work around some of the smartest people in the tech industry who are truly customer obsessed. Other companies talk about customer obsession, but Amazon (AWS) really delivers. Overall, I would describe AWS as a big company that moves like a high-growth start-up.

    Cons

    It's a "do your job" culture, so awards and praise are not frequently handed out. I personally like this approach, but those looking for participation trophies will be sorely disappointed. There are also very few internal promotions at AWS so choose your first job wisely!

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing, innovating, and limit the internal layers.

  3. "Excellent Work Environment and Innovation at its best"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in East Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Lead in East Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work around a pool of very dedicated, customer obsessed people who primarily focus on making End user experience better.
    I have a really good work life balance
    I get exposure to the latest tech talks, technology and get an opportunity to learn about each and every business within Amazon

    Cons

    I am honestly going to say in the 9 months i have been here i haven't had a day where i have regretted my decision to accept my offer here. Just like any other big company Amazon also probably has some things the employees do not appreciate but i haven't come across that except for 1 which is not having a cafe on site

    Advice to Management

    Please get us a cafe on site :-)


  4. "Order Picker"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Rialto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Same schedule every week, only work 4 days off.

    Cons

    Heavy lifting and a lot of walking


  5. "Good Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cal Poly SLO, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool people!
    Good coffee and Fun teams!

    Cons

    Long hours!
    Work you to death

    Advice to Management

    Take a vacation!


  6. "Good learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Associate I in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Associate I in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable full time job. Room to advance. Good benefits. Stock options. Meet many different people from different positions. Easy tasks.

    Cons

    Miscommunication throughout leadership. HR has different answers for the same questions. Short breaks. No incentives for working hard. Micromanaging daily.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the same page as all leadership


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great software platform/tools to develop! ( I had extensive experience in Silicon valley, haven't found a better platform)

    think of the impact you can make,

    Great Leadership principles to live by even if you don't work here,

    Cons

    It can be sometimes hard to make a big enough difference since so many things are going right

    Advice to Management

    measure engagement (sometimes only some people seem to feel belonged)

  8. "great area to work"

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    Current Employee - Fulfillment in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits first day
    the environment great
    great people and great manager. i been here for 3 weeks.

    Cons

    hands will get tired if your package.
    stretch your hands more.


  9. "Its an alright job."

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are so cheap and almost everyone in the warehouse is so nice. Some managers are cool and nice. Here in smf1, we are going to start a potluck every thursday because why not.

    Cons

    The bad part is that some managers are mean and they dont care about you. Also some people arent that nice, but tbh i really dont care about them.

    Advice to Management

    Some advice for the area managers, go check on your employees like every week or every other week, becuse we (well i) like it when you talk to us about our scores and tips on how to get faster. ( :


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. and Good Compensation

    Cons

    Long Work Hours. typically work 4 twelve hour shifts


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