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Amazon Herndon Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Area Managers learn a lot in their first two years but it is fast paced (in 433 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 358 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 2021 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 426 reviews)

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  1. "One of the Best Places I've Ever Worked"

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

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

    Pros

    You'll work in a collaborative environment.
    Leadership allows you to be creative and highly encourage it!
    Leadership principles is more than a mission, it's Amazon's lifestyle!!!
    Major room to grow and navigate to other positions throughout the company.

    Cons

    Very fast pace environment.
    Not your traditional 9 to 5, due to having to engage people who may be in other parts of the world.


  2. "Cloud Support Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work culture. Everyone around is very humble.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Dream company"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great pay and benefits, including RSUs
    -Flexible work environment
    -Many opportunities for job exploration and changing position and role
    -Most companies have a mission statement that doesn't mean much, but we truly live by our leadership principles to help make a difference in our customers' lives.

    Cons

    -Honestly, no cons. Some might view the work/life balance to be a little imbalanced, but you want to work hard when you feel you're making a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Love it, every day is day one!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My manager and team mates trust me and empower me to do my best every day in support of customers. Constant flow of new features and services, endless firehose of learning.

    Cons

    Sometimes the firehose of learning is overwhelming, but it's never boring here!

    Advice to Management

    Less is more - reduce the number of organizational all hands meetings.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interview for CSA position"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Engineer in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    I interviewed for a CSA position 2 years ago. I have never seen a company focus on individual growth as much as Amazon does. In the last 2 years, I have been promoted twice. Even though the company is huge, the culture here is like that of a startup. Everyone gets recognized for their work. This company is a fire hose of knowledge and is the best place for anyone who is curious to learn something new every day.

    Cons

    I don't see a downside of working here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AWS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch thinkers deliver via top notch processes

    Cons

    Plenty of Type-A personalities that drive their agenda

    Advice to Management

    Encourage healthy breaks; discourage the always-on mentality


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Curriculum Developer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Curriculum Developer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Curriculum Developer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly customer-obsessed. Ideas are not just pushed aside, but instead if you have a great idea, they will let you run with it and experiment and try out new things. Lots of opportunity within the organization to grow and promote from within. Exhilarating fast-paced work with a huge impact across many verticals to our customers.

    Cons

    Not for someone who wants to do tedious remedial work and punch the clock. You must be a do-er and not just a talker. Very fast pace, which I love, but is difficult for some.

  8. "Excellent workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Cloud Support Associate in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * People here are great to work with
    * It isn't the crazy work-you-to-death workplace that everyone seems to think (I was one of those before joining)
    * Free snacks on every floor (different snacks for each floor)

    Cons

    I promise I'm not just saying this, but I am not able to come up with any downsides. I'm sure I will after a few more years of work here, but at this time, I like every part of it!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So far, best company I have ever worked at"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Manager in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture; lots of new people, encourages new ideas; truly obsessed with customers; walks the walk not just talks to the talk

    Cons

    Intense environment, can be too fast paced for some; everything is in a constant state of flux


  10. "Most innovate company to work for, period!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart and talented co-workers and managers
    Great culture and opportunity to increase your professional network and skills

    Cons

    Chaotic at times, having to run around for various meetings and other events that can distract you from your responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring, it always feels like we don't have enough people to help us


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