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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2090 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 439 reviews)

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  1. "Area Manager Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Get to run a business everyday, meet great employees and get to connect with them, amazing benefits, can get promoted quickly if you perform well

    Cons

    Long hours (not a con if you can handle it). Hard for some people to maintain work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The building culture starts with the GM and the seniors. How they operate will trickle down to AMs. Keep this in mind when making impactful decisions.


  2. "I great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, funny environment, fast, the drive to push you, comfy, in the loop of Chicago, company outings, and being apart of one of the greatest companies in the world.

    Cons

    In the loop of Chicago, getting to and from is hard, parking is pricey, sometimes you have to deal with unruly customers and works, and work can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    I guess make it a little easier to return for previous employees but the team is great there and so are the management.

  3. "Start in January"

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    Current Employee - L4 Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - L4 Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Huge company that has expanded to so many markets and areas and the potential for growth is massive and would like to stay with this company as they take over the world

    Cons

    There are long hours. For area managers the normal shifts are 4 days/week 12-13 hr shifts either Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat


  4. "hire and develop the best"

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

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

    Pros

    health benefits
    performance based bonus
    upward mobility possible

    Cons

    seems to be competitiveness amongst the shifts


  5. "Best Team to work with."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent guidance by the seniors and very around is always willing to help. It is always fun to be here.

    Cons

    can’t think of any. Maybe more parties should be organized by the management and sometimes work from home too that it for now.

    Advice to Management

    More parties maybe.


  6. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Ads in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ads in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well known company, very educational

    Cons

    overworked and huge expectations for position

    Advice to Management

    manage loads


  7. "Good job but challenging."

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good. You are asked to do a lot in a short amount of time, however you have some freedom to impact your own results.

    Cons

    There is a lot of time at work, more than expected. It can be difficult on the family, do not attempt this job without knowing you and your spouse's own limitations.

  8. "Big Data Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Big Data Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Big Data Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A land of opportunities, if you are a person where you can learn and build solutions very quickly and help customers to succeed at a faster rate than ever before then this is the place to be.

    In this company, there is a high value for the data and facts that go behind any deliverable, recommendation, improvement, and whatever is done. This overwrites or reduce a great deal of traditional processes. This not only helps the company but also help the employees to grow in their careers.

    How many companies encourages do not afraid to fail and do mistakes. What is important is: learn from the mistakes and get better at what you do and innovate every day!

    Cons

    There are too many things that you can and cannot do. For any reason, if it is very difficult to make a good balance about the priorities then one feels it is not a good thing.

    However, the leadership always recommends everyone to set the right expectations with the stakeholders (internal and external) and own your own career path

    Advice to Management

    At this point, none.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Retail experience consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Pop Up Retail Experience Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Amazon Pop Up Retail Experience Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, life insurance, stock, flexible schedule that’s it good for younger people who enjoys being talked to and treated like they are idiots and enjoys management who’s not adult to own up to there wrongs and points fingers instead!

    Cons

    POOR MANAGEMENT like extremely poor idk if it’s because this is a new section to the company. They say focus on the experience but then forces sales! Filled with people who are uptight, thinks they are right about everything, forces there opinion on you, it’s so mediocre


  10. "Supply Chain Execution Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon offers you the ability to hop of department to department as long as you work hard in your current role.

    Cons

    Many type A personalities mean it is tough to stand out

    Advice to Management

    Be selective when hiring externals


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