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Updated October 9, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2447 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 508 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Working Hard, Having Fun, and Truly Making History"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Operations Analysis in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Operations Analysis in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon recognizes the contributions of it's employees, and offers tremendous growth opportunities for Top performers. I have been fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team and strong leaders, enabling me to promote 3 times in four years, and branch out from an Operations Leadership Track to a Business Intelligence Support Track with no issue. I've also come to know several Tier 1 associates who have also grown substantially in their career to become operations leaders.

    I've also been humbled by Amazon's Think Big Program, and how open leadership is to new ideas. I'm proud to have been part of the launch of Prime Now, and to have submitted the idea of Release Night Delivery which leveraged the Prime Now platform to deliver Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and the newest Harry Potter Book, among others.

    Cons

    Be prepared for short deadlines in some cases, as well as high visibility to your performance. There is no expectation to work long hours, but you have to get your job done, or you will be stagnant in your career.

    Amazon's culture is one of self learning. You are expected to seek out information that may not be handed to you on a silver platter. You control your own growth. If you choose not to seek out new opportunities, it's rare for someone to come find you for them.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon's rating system is designed to identify top and bottom performers. Top performers are rewarded, bottom performers are coached and developed, but the middle is often omitted, and not given enough coaching to become a top performer in some cases. Management should look for new ways to develop the steady middle of the road performers. Also, look to promote more from within, vs. hire from the outside. We tend to hold internal candidates to our high hiring bar vs. our internal promotion bar which allows for growth since we know our internal candidate already fits Amazon's culture.


  2. "Night shift managers were very good had great people skills. Job very boring tho"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Universal Receiving in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Universal Receiving in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon has awesome benefits inexpensive health coverage

    Cons

    10.5 hours a night standing up. When it gets slow you want to leave

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sortation Associate (DDA1)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced workplace, hard work gets rewarded, and recognized. Plenty of work opportunities with VET (Voluntary Extra Time). After you obtain your blue-badge (~3 months of work, apply for it), you get unpaid time off as opposed to attendance points.

    Cons

    Frequent changes to protocols to become more efficient, ends up making people less efficient due to confusion. Hard to remove employees who are inefficient, as a result, creates more work for hard-working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Announce protocol changes at stand-up time to ease confusion among employees. Stop making shift changes that are counter-productive. I.E, if all of the volume needs to go out at 6 either way, why are we creating a 12:15-4:45 shift?


  4. "Best place to get opportunities to learn new technologies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * New cloud technologies
    * Opportunity to experiment and design highly scalable systems.
    * Depending on location, pets are allowed
    * Internal training and conferences to grow and explore careers

    Cons

    * High priority or large issues may disturb work life balance for a day or so.
    * Internal tool experience may not be useful outside amazon.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good place to work

    Cons

    Lower pay than industry. They place too much value on their Stock option.


  6. "My Personal Amazon Prep Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep Problem Solver and Ambassador in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Prep Problem Solver and Ambassador in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Amazon for about 2 years now. You get to meet all kinds of people. There are so many ways to talk to leadership. If you have an idea you can share it. The managers are awesome. You can ask almost anyone for help and rarely will someone tell you no. Managers tend to let you do your job without interfering to much.

    Cons

    It can be difficult when you are working hard and see other people slacking and they want to blame management. With the amount of people here it is hard to watch everyone every second. The dress code could certainly be enforced more.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You are all doing great. I understand it is hard to watch 200 people at once. I don't expect perfection. Specially when people should be able to do their jobs without being watched all the time. Thank you for all you do to make this place a little more fun.


  7. "Worth it for the young and ambitious"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and Benefits. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, large goals, and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Amazon is improving on the work/life balance as it grows, but still have room to grow.

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICQA Process Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - ICQA Process Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to move up if you work hard, great benefits.

    Cons

    Night shifts can be tough on families, and to keep moving up you will be on nights at some point

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Schedule, benefits, employees and location

    Cons

    Hard to move up with in.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of good employees and try to help advance them.


  10. "No chances"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are in control of your growth. There is a supportive managment team.

    Cons

    Watch what you inquire about and be careful about your topics of discussion. Human Resources is not on the side of the team member. It protects the company first. Don’t expect them to choose sides because the team member will always loose.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be an appeal process put in place to allow for mediation. Especially when an employee’s tenure is without occurrences.


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