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  1. Great Experience as a College Student

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Get to create 2 events per month that you are in charge of - Great Managers/ Networking - Awesome Training program - Great experience while a college student

    Cons

    - Managers are in Seattle and not get to see them much. But understandable as the program is in over 100 Universities

    Advice to Management

    Keep what you are doing!

  2. Ehhh

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    Current Employee - Hbic in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    Ok job pay is the worst

    Cons

    South park summed it up best

    Advice to Management

    Learn from south park

  3. Best company I have ever worked for (and at my age and experience level, that is saying something).

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazonians actually believe in and apply Amazon Leadership Principles on a daily basis in everything we do #CustomerObsession #DeliverResults - Values experience - Invests in staff (training, coaching and mentoring) - Talented, dedicated colleagues - Does not encourage working weekends and long hours

    Cons

    - Employees must manage workload to avoid burnout

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything that you are doing. Find ways to hire more great employees faster.

  4. Amazon Advertising

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart People, Fast growing, lots of opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Internal processes can be a headache, Frugality Leadership Principle can be annoying at times

  5. Great on People

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    Former Employee - Order Management Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more 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.

  6. Good job atmosphere very personable people.

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

    I worked at Amazon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High salary and short work hours.

    Cons

    Peak season is very straneous.

  7. Operations Manager

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Rewarding, Interesting, Challenging, Impactful, Fast Paced

    Cons

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

  8. Challenging & Rewarding place to work. #AWSome

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more 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...

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    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...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    Challenging Opportunity to Work with Very Smart People

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more 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.

  10. Helpful (5)

    Do not be fooled by the name

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more 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.

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