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Updated December 1, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best workplaces you can be a part of!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits from day one, decent level of time off available, plenty of opportunities to move up, open to training you wherever your interests lie, attentive managers, as long as you work hard you will reap the benefits.

    Cons

    Can be unpredictable volume- wise but that's as to be expected with this industry as it is based on customer demands

    Advice to Management

    The sort center I work for does an amazing job!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sortation Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and if you become a permanent employee the benefits are good as well. I also had a lot of flexibility in choosing my schedule though I did not mind the weekend requirement for part time seasonal employees.

    Cons

    Most positions will start you as seasonal and working in the facilities where they already have enough permanent workers means needing to look for a new job after the two months.

  3. "Problem Solver Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Thornton, CO
    Current Employee - Problem Solver in Thornton, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and inclusion vibe, High Trained Leaders, Growth opportunities, best payment for an entry associate.

    Cons

    The schedule includes weekends, 10 hours, associates are easily replaceable,


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work when you are ready for a no nonsense place to work the pays accordingly"

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

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

    Pros

    They treat their engineers with respect,
    Pay them well,
    Give them plenty of freedom,
    First and foremost they care about their customers, they aren't obsessed with being the "cool" tech company.

    Their only expectation is that you perform to the level to which you are compensated.

    Cons

    Some people get very passionate about their work which can lead to unnecessary friction at times
    You really are a saleried employee, they expect your best and you to work till the job is done... Which means don't over promise or you will be working overtime.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "FC - Full Time Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I haven’t come up with one.

    Cons

    Long hours and safety standards are not adhered to by management, yet expected to be adhered to by associates. Hired for one schedule and then hours and days are shifted without notice. Training is a joke and you have untrained people carelessly driving around heavy machinery. Frankly, the place is dangerous and one of the reasons I left. I was there two days and heard about two different dangerous accidents that could have been avoided with more thorough training. People are herded like cattle and promised permanent employment after the holiday rush. I didn’t actually stay around long enough to see whether that is true, but at this point, I have my doubts.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people and stop treating them as animals. You might see a decrease in your turnover rates and an improvement in your safety rating.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Extremely comprehensive training process, great compensation, ability to think freely, flexible work environment

    Cons

    On-call requirements interfere with weekends, evenings


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (6)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Packer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Packer in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits almost right away. Nice

    Cons

    Place is fake and deceitful.

    Advice to Management

    Management is fine! HR is deceitful and their safety people are fake.


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