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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. "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


  2. "Great on People"

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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.

  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Crest Hill, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great colleagues

    Cons

    No cons. Just work hard


  4. "Good job atmosphere very personable people."

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    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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Warehouse worker"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits, good pay. Work hard and your rewarded.

    Cons

    I wish lunch was longer.

    Advice to Management

    be more personable


  7. "Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Romeoville, IL

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are really good

    Cons

    A lot on your body

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say to management

  8. "Amazon sortation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multiple shifts, the pay is ok but definitely feel it should be more
    Multiple locations
    Coworker Are helpful

    Cons

    We don’t have an HR department that is there at all times we have to call a number
    Lack of appreciation shown to those who do a great job and if something is said it’s not fully sincere

    Advice to Management

    Show your employees that they are appreciated more. Do not feel the need to reward us when we aren’t doing everything at 5 stars due to staffing issues. We work very hard and over night at that many of us staying over to help when work is not finished. Better pay and better perks and a bigger amazon discount


  9. "Amazon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monee, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay well and the assistant manager is nice

    Cons

    They monitor every single thing you do! You can barely go to the bath room, it’s hot, they want you to move extremely fast if you don’t youll get a warning! You only get 3 once you get the 3rd one your fired with. I’ve had about 8 managers in the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more caring


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits and plenty of OT

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism played, Racists Managers, low pay, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate with all races


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