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Updated October 15, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2438 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 507 reviews)

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  1. "Great on People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will be trained well in every aspect of the job. The staff are professionals.

    Cons

    There is a work on Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Good job atmosphere very personable people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary and short work hours.

    Cons

    Peak season is very straneous.

  3. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding, Interesting, Challenging, Impactful, Fast Paced

    Cons

    The days & hours go by very quickly, yet the work never ends 24/7


  4. "Challenging & Rewarding place to work. #AWSome"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Amazon for almost six months and when I tell people they ask me about the horror stories they have read or heard about internal challenges and people crying. I personally have not experienced any of that nor have I seen or heard anything either, I’m sure that there are good and bad teams or managers, but I have not seen it.

    What I have seen is that everyone here is really smart and wants you to succeed in your role and as a company overall. AWS provides the tools and training to help you become successful. It is up to you to apply what you learn and already know to solve the problems discovered in talking with the Customer.

    The collaboration individually as well as part of a team is like nothing I’ve experienced. People genuinely want to help each other out and focus on the Customer, their issues we are working (backwards) to solve.

    In today’s world, we always hear about how important the Customer is, but at AWS it occurs every day and is not just some marketing tag line. Sitting in a meeting with CxO’s and hearing first hand how truly focused we are on them (the Customer) really instills trust and a long-term relationship. To me working here is AWSome and everyday I come into work ready to take on the next challenge.

    If you are looking for a company where you are challenged daily and love to learn, then you will not go wrong in accepting a role with AWS. There is literally unlimited opportunities to learn, grow and take on new responsibilities.

    You are the only limitation in where you want to grow and become AWSome.

    Cons

    No cons, thus so far - honestly. While it is true that there are most likely challenging managers and roles, I’d rather be challenged intellectually and know that what I am doing is solving complex problems than sitting at my desk bored wondering what’s for lunch. (not a Con)

    Getting into AWS is very challenging and demands high quality work once you are hired. It doesn’t end after you are hired, it only starts… (not a Con)

    Is it hard to work for AWS? Yes, that is why I wanted to come work here. (not a Con)

    Is it rewarding? Of course.

    I have not experienced any issues or problems with work / life balances.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Opportunity to Work with Very Smart People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High earning potential and mobility across the entire Amazon organization for career growth.

    Cons

    Intense pace and workload lead to work/life balance issues.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Do not be fooled by the name"

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever the company has shown only negative aspects.

    Cons

    Exhausting, treat everyone like crap, talk about an attrition goal rather than retention. There’s no values regarding the actual employees. They bombard you constantly and you aren’t able to have any time off. HR is just as ruthless. I’m surprised employees aren’t unionizing. Bezos seems to be a modern day sadistic tycoon. No concern for the employees not a charitable company or person.

    Advice to Management

    I don’t think they care about getting advice on how to treat people better.


  7. "Operations Management"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced. Always Changing

    Cons

    Always Sprinting and never a time to rest

  8. "Positive place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place full of really smart people

    Cons

    large complex org that takes time to learn


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, job opportunity, new technology, great experience

    Cons

    long hours, manager changeover, work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work. Cannot find an opportunity like this from any other company. Hours are long at first but put in your time and you will get rewarded. This job is not for everyone, only for those looking to succeed on a day to day basis.


  10. "Great place, great opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team - incredible and smart people surround and teach me every day
    Exciting company and product
    Compensation
    Management - best managers I have ever had
    Opportunity to grow (and or switch jobs/ verticals/ positions)

    Cons

    Constantly changing which isn't a negative per-say but don't work here if you aren't ready to be challenged

    Advice to Management

    Keep continually listening to us! You do a fantastic job but please don't change.


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