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Updated September 4, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2397 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 500 reviews)

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  1. "Amazon Web Services Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at AWS for about six years all in Sales. In that time I've received promotions, chances to change roles, and it's never been boring. I've kept to working 40 hours per week and use up all my vacation. It's a high growth company and management supports movement across departments. There's an intensity here that I think comes from a high bar from hiring. However, I haven't felt the pressure from the executive team to deviate from the work/life balance I want to protect.

    Cons

    The flow of information can be overwhelming. There are so many services and they go so deep. There are often key roles missing because of our high hiring bar and the economics of the job market.

    Advice to Management

    We should acknowledge the cost of having open positions for extended periods of time year after year and bite the bullet on dealing with it. That may mean heavier investment internally for training or paying above market to attract the top talent.


  2. "Technical Account Manager AWS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great really smart workforce
    - Latitude to be customer obsessed
    - Actually lives the values (leadership principles)
    - A lot of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - A lot of services for AWS means a quick ramp up

    Advice to Management

    Keep the standards high on hiring. Don't let all the growth lower the bar. Get ahead of the negative press with fulfillment centers. It hurts the brand.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Work hard, be yelled at by customers, work harder, get minimum wage."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Virtual Customer Service Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home, quarterly merit based bonuses

    Cons

    Customers can treat you horribly, everything is merit based, don't get paid enough to be screamed at, nothing changes in procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier on your agents to hand off belligerent customers. We don't get paid enough to be screamed at, called names, and berated, and then be expected to do it with a smile.


  4. "It's okay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Order Picker in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Order Picker in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad place to get back on your feet

    Cons

    Equipment issues
    Poor highering practices


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Delivery"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Delivery Driver in Denver, CO
    Former Contractor - Delivery Driver in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. To be able to work when is convenient was the main incentive.

    Cons

    Low pay. Even though you take a photo of the package, delivered and showing the correct address, if the customer decides to report the package as not delivered, Amazon penalizes the deliver driver by marking the package as "NOT DELIVERED". The photo is not used in any sort of way for evidence.
    If you return it to the distribution center it is marked against you also. They want you to deliver the packages to the doors and "HOPE" no-one steals them. Either way the delivery drive is the scape goat if anything goes wrong.
    Low pay, high overhead, most of the time a 4 hour block will take you 6-8 hours to complete. You still only get paid for the 4 hours. Most areas of delivery are 30 minutes away from the distribution center, if you have to return and packages its another 30 minutes drive back and those are counted against you also. Driver pays for personal vehicle, maintenance, fuel, phone for app, data, wait times, and any mistakes made by anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon has gotten greedy and needs to pay its fair share back to the employees that make the company what it is. Jeffrey Bezos was just reported as the richest man on the PLANET and yet he pays employees far less than a fair wage.


  6. "Amazon Fresh Associates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly manager, and big warehouse

    Cons

    Always working in cold place


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company that sells everything, financially stable.

    Cons

    My experience here was awful. I tried to get a new position with the company and the HR dept. worked against me at every step. It’s impossible to get a new job here once you are hired. I’m disappointed that Jeff Bezos is overseeing such a terrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your hard working employees at every level

  8. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company in the world. The bar is high, but feel motivated to be part of a wonderful team.

    Cons

    They want you to work - :-)


  9. "Poor pay, nice perks and decent human resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dental for blue badge and Amazon discount. Human resources are professional, available but ultimately serve Managment.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive for warehouse work in Metro Denver. Amazon Fresh is even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers a living wage and maybe you wouldn't have to spend so much on marketing the positions.


  10. "Exciting Opportunities, Strong Concert of Coworkers, Tough Onboarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, and freedom to handle schedule is great. Easy to connect with more experienced co-workers / leaders. Flexible career paths + the ability to tailor career plans to personal interests / desires. Once onboard with Amazon, there are plenty of opportunities make internal moves / work on exciting projects

    Cons

    Onboarding with such a large company is time consuming / can be stressful. Designing / implementing projects that depend on other team's work can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    For teams that own company wide tools; push them to support / maintain project documentation.

    Provide ways to make remote office locations feel more connected to HQ


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