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Updated November 29, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2528 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High salary for entry programmer

    Cons

    Unhappy teamates with a lot of stress


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Health and stock benefits

    Cons

    Poor management treatment. Inhumane and bullish treatment by some managers
    Work too many hours affecting quality of life and health

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and consider life balance

  3. "Autonomy, responsibility, and high standards"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart knowledgeabke colleagues, interesting projects, compensation

    Cons

    40-80 hours per week


  4. "Great"

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

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

    Pros

    Schedule people time pay and hire.

    Cons

    Heavy too heavy hurt back heavy.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Learn and Be Curious at its best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Provide you the platform to innovate.
    2. Still startup culture that allows you to innovate.
    3. Pressure to innovate but not to keep doing manual tasks.
    4. Work hour flexibility.

    Cons

    I am privileged to work with some of the best leadership in my career so I do not have any cons. Only cons I can think of is that as there are so many custom tools and processes, it gets harder for a new hire to understand eco-system easily.


  6. "Most rewarding experience if you buy into the culture"

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    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Solutions Architect in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am an Amazonian and love it. I’ve learned more in 3 years here than I did in my previous 10 and am doing big things. Working at Amazon, you make customers happy, have full ownership over the initiative that you’re working, and a lot of resources and support to back you up. Work for Amazon if you want to do big things

    Cons

    The culture at Amazon can be consuming. Most of us love what we do so it can be very intensely obsessive, so it can be a challenge to balance this with life outside work; but certainly can be done if you prioritize well and can have the backbone to say no

    Advice to Management

    Don’t fall into the traps of traditional enterprises. Some recent hires, such a Short Sandy Carter, have us pushing tehnologies instead of customer driven outcomes and that is a direction that could poison the culture if we’re not careful


  7. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge to work with. Less red tape and ownership to the level where you are deemed as product owner which makes day to day easy.

    Cons

    too many things to deal with it and sometimes easy thing takes long time but I personally enjoy the process as I get to know lot of things along the way

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Focus is on non-exempt engagement and no value for exempt leaders"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will work with some of the smartest and hard working Leaders in your career who care deeply and are passionate about the work they do. The stock is also a phenomenal bonus.

    Cons

    Lack of work-life harmony for anyone that is not a warehouse employee. There is a culture of worshiping the non-exempt employees, while there is no engagement or value for the exempt leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your internals more, especially those that have been there before the stock sky-rocketed - they are the ones that are committed to your company.


  9. "Warehouse Sortation Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty much a set schedule. Safety is paramount. Opportunities to pick up more working hours.

    Cons

    Very boring repetitive work. It can be very labor intensive. Warehouse can get very hot.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfillment Center Associate"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Center Associate in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment so you always have something to do.
    They also offer overtime a decent amount of the time.

    Cons

    Not a lot of flexibility in shifts. I would've like to work like Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, but that wasn't one of their preset options so couldn't do it.


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