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Updated February 2, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • 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 - :-)


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

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    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.

  3. "Great company overall"

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    Former Employee - Sort Center in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Sort Center in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    lots of benefits, really take care of you, HR has lots of fun themes and chances to win prizes on every shift. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Job is tough on the body.


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

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    • 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


  5. "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility with high number of direct reports

    Cons

    Long hours, overtime not called in advance


  6. "Burnout is high."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance plans are fantastic, and easily affordable. You get paid personal time off, and you can save up to 160 hours of paid vacation time. Also get a raise every six months.

    Cons

    Burnout is a huge factor. During what Amazon call peak season, which depending on the department you work, topically lasts from Black Friday to early January. During this time you’ll be required to do overtime, often consisting of 60 hour weeks with only 1 day off. The work is also incredibly monotonous. If you like predictably, then this probably won’t bother you. If you’re looking for variety, and unpredictable work, most definitely look elsewhere. The tools used for you to do your work are incredibly inefficient, and frustrating. At least at the warehouse I work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It’s a machine."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect III in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect III in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work on amazing products at a scale very few will ever get to see.
    You will get good at interviewing.
    People follow the Amazon leadership principals, and that’s a very good thing!

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealistic goals, it can feel like a machine, Company treats future hires better than existing staff.
    At times feels like a popularity contest.
    People don’t last long. It gets old watching amazing people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  8. "Seasonal Worker"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with a lot of people, but one team. Variety of assignments.

    Cons

    Downtime of trucks not arriving on time with packages.

    Advice to Management

    Evenly switch assignments for everyone to gain experience.


  9. "Truly a customer-obsessed company with a very good compensation package"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, RSUs, benefits, big problems to solve, talented co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    It's typically slow to get new code to production on the retail side


  10. "Fun place to develop software"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great work environment: Amazon gets a bad rap and I hesitated when checking Glassdoor myself. I shouldn't have. It's a supportive, friendly, professional environment, and I really enjoy it.
    • Technical challenges: The work is difficult enough to stay interesting, and I work in more programming languages than I thought I would, which is fun.

    Cons

    • Pager duty: Often you will be on an on-call cycle, and you're expected to respond to issues very quickly, which definitely cramps your social call during your rotation.
    • Legacy code: I work on the retail website and am working more often within existing systems than writing anything from scratch. The older code isn't bad or anything, though, and this may be different in different areas.
    • Working across teams: You always have to interact with other teams, which can be tough when they're in other locations. Sometimes I wish I could just pick up the phone and talk to someone for five minutes.

    Advice to Management

    • I wish the 401(k) matching was more generous—that's my only complaint about compensation and benefits.


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