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Amazon Executive Assistant Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2090 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 439 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique work culture that includes direct contact with individuals who dabble in genius. Some of the best people I've met I get to work with every day. Great work like balance with a unicorn sense of fulfillment. Why aren't you working here yet?

    Cons

    Handwork, dedication and vision is not optional. Getting comfortable with not knowing everything and learning something new everyday can be unnerving. Amazon is a "learn how to fish" atmosphere. I had to get comfortable with learning the basics all over again in a new way.

    Advice to Management

    I work in CS so our leaders are very hands on when it comes in welcoming new ideas and thanking the team for inputs. Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. "Amazon EA"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    big company comes with perks--lots of resources, movement within company, growth opportunities
    hard-working, smart, creative peers
    respectful work environment; direct communication

    Cons

    Not a great deal of flexibility (though it's still within reason)
    Takes a long time to "level-up" (get promoted)

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to get promoted depending on your team.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within.


  4. "Do you like the reward of solving challenging problems by working with the brightest teams?"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The smartest people around take great joy in creating solutions to some of the most challenging situations that face Amazon as it serves such a wide variety of customers, and works with third-parties like the merchants who sell and fulfill their goods using Amazon's services.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are some long hours as you work on launches, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Help the teams drive alignment with internal stakeholders - in the end, we are all serving the customer!


  5. "These reviews surprise me. Amazon has been wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They treat EAs as important partners. Very understanding of those who have families and need time off. Work life balance has been great

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with other large tech companies any longer

    Advice to Management

    I am reading all of these reviews and am disheartened that others experience has been COMPLETELY opposite mine. My teams have treated me with complete respect. They respect my hours and my time at home. I love Amazon so much I have passed offers for other large companies offering me more pay. I would like to see Amazon be more competitive with base salaries. There is quite a large gap.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive Assistant Team, Always challenged with new projects, Lots of event management opportunities, Great Manager, Great Team, Fast-Paced Work Environment, Bring Dogs to Work, Plenty of Amazing extra benefits, Flexible hours

    Cons

    A lot of work: I regularly work 60+ weeks and work on the weekend finishing projects (HOWEVER, This is my choice- It is never required to be working more than 40 hours. I prefer to organize my calendar and work with outside vendors on the weekend so I can have less to work on during the week.


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super great people, good work life balance, interesting work, I feel very appreciated in my role, and you can make your job what you want, room to grow.

    Cons

    For me I had to get use to driving downtown. But after about a month I got use to it and it's not to bad.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to appreciate the Admin community it makes for great Admins!

  8. "Its the Best Big Corporate Company I have had a chance to work for."

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always a new challenge. You can take on extra projects, and have the opportunity to work with different teams. It gives you an opportunity to explore positions that you may want to grow in to with time.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    At Amazon you have the unique opportunity to take control of you own destiny. You will get out as much as you put it. I will say I have seen people burn out, because they aren't able to push back on work life balance. One of Amazons principles is to have backbone, and people who aren't that strong in that principle may have a more difficult time balancing their life.


  9. "They've been good to me"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility; Supportive; Accommodating; Dynamic; Benefits

    Cons

    The place has a kind of "crazy energy" - this isn't necessarily a con, but could be to some


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon has changed itself to be an appealing place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love spending my days with smart and funny people. I love being a part of exciting innovation and design. I feel highly respected and a vital part of the success of the business. Culturally, there are plenty of fun opportunities from guest speakers to musicians to art classes.

    Cons

    As with any big company settling in and understanding company policy, acronyms, and company structure can be challenging. Additionally, it is difficult to move to the next job level, if you come into a role over qualified it is not as simple as proving your worth to get promoted to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Continue valuing your Executive Assistant, they are vital to your success.