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Amazon Irvine Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 607 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot in this place" (in 555 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is tough sometimes" (in 2599 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 536 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome company with great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great work life balance. Alot of flexibility with my schedule. Great opportunities to work on different projects outside of my scope.

    Cons

    The team morale is a little low and the team mentality seems to be lacking.


  2. "A whirlwind"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The competition is fierce but can be highly rewarding for those who can run the gauntlet.

    Cons

    constant change in leadership and personnel. A high rate of burnout amongst employees.

  3. "Loved working at Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Sales Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very low stress, everyone was very friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    seasonal work only, would like to have stayed on

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Alexa Video Irvine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High profile products
    - Interesting tech and customer experience problems to solve
    - Nice office and equipment (laptop, standing desk, snack)
    - Good salary and signing bonus

    Cons

    - Poor work-life balance outweighs all Pros
    - Big oncall load
    - Lots of panic and release blocking bugs with no time to fix
    - No time to attend workshops or conferences or play session
    - Bad stock vesting schedule, no raise before 2 years policy, bad 401k match
    - Incredible social pressure from management and created unhealthy work environment.
    - Only code business logic in Java, no database or frontend ui work or time or build other skills

    Advice to Management

    - Management lacks empathy. Incredible social pressure and created unhealthy work environment. Please see your employees as humans and not expendable worker. No goodbyes or thank yous from skip-levels upon resignation.


  5. "Good Experience Despite Getting the Axe"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You develop great relationships with co-workers. The work is very straight forward and easy to learn. Pay was ok given the type of work. You get a good workout as a Delivery Associate.

    Cons

    Corporate ended our program with not much notice. The delivery associate program was new and needed a lot more planning. Constant changes during implementation but is understandable given the new program but ultimately was shut down right when we got a good groove going.

    Advice to Management

    The management directly above us was great. Corporate just needs to better assess program implementation and iterate instead of kill.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Business Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Autonomy, responsibility, and high standards"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Learn and Be Curious at its best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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