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Updated March 22, 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. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 Days off , Paid Time off , Good befits that cover self & dependents vision dental

    Cons

    Long hours of work , Physically Challenging


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with smart people so lots of learning opportunities. The possibility of changing the teams internally allows expanding knowledge across different dimensions. Leadership principals are not just words, everyone lives them here!

    Cons

    Compensation is great but other employee perks/benefits are not as great as other similar tech companies specifically in Vancouver.

  3. "FBA Amazon seller"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FBA Amazon Seller in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - FBA Amazon Seller in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, independence, and ability to grow.

    Cons

    Besides increasing storage fees, I don't have any cons to speak of.


  4. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people; supportive leadership; lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Bonus should be more strongly weighted to performance against standards; reward the high performers who keep the business moving

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work; see cons


  5. "slave labor"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits starting day 1. Don't expect to get your card/number for 3-4 weeks

    Cons

    long hours
    have an issue? Rather than deal with it...You're replaced

    Advice to Management

    People are more than numbers folks


  6. "Costumer Returns"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    too much work, good team leader, Leaning a lot, Pay Time off

    Cons

    Too long hours to work, back pain, 10 hours in winter is too dark,


  7. Helpful (1)

    "hard work ,have fun,make history"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe place,great managers.respect to ppl

    Cons

    Trust peaple, great HR,great company

  8. "A great place to learn and to share your knowledge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Challenging environment, you always push your limits
    - Ownership (you build it, you fix it)
    - You can grow the way you want, you only need to work for it
    - working on a scale to earth company open incredible work challenges
    - you design it, you build it, you support it, you fix it.
    - The customer is the center of all decisions, and this redesign our ways of thinking

    Cons

    - Challenging environment, sometimes, you still want to relax a bit.
    - Personal/work life balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is still to be improved.


  9. "Docker/shipping"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work as a team to achieve specific goal

    Cons

    Failure on the part of a candidate to achieve a desire goal over the functions and responsibilities because of lack of improve working environment for the staff

    Advice to Management

    Management ought to increase incentive for staffs benefits to enhance their passions and responsibility to increase workers productivity on job.


  10. "SDE II"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Interesting Distributed Systems work
    - All the AWS tech you want to use without worrying about the cost
    - Fun coworkers, but that varies from team to team
    - No politics
    - Relatively good pay plus even better stock options (RSUs)

    Cons

    - Oncall can suck (also varies from team to team)
    - Steady attrition in some orgs, some teams never hit their necessary headcount despite recruiting
    - getting more bureaucratic every year


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