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Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Best UX job in the OC?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer 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. I recently had a baby, & my Manager & Director regularly stop by to tell me to take off any time I need for bonding, doctor's appointments, or just to help out at home.

    Great compensation & benefits. I can't speak for every person in every role, but I'd be hard-pressed to find another employer with better compensation & benefits in Orange County.

    Interesting projects. I truly enjoy & believe in the products I work on. I'm afforded opportunities to mold & change them in positive ways. And I can tell that my teammates feel the same way.

    Cons

    Career progression. It's on you, as an employee, to progress your own career here. While I see pros & cons to this, I wasn't wholly impressed with my own process of working toward a promotion. However, I have seen positive changes made since then.


  2. "Great working environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - SDE2 in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people
    Awesome projects
    Good learning experience
    Good pay

    Cons

    People changing teams frequently
    Re-orgs can make it difficult to finish projects

  3. "Fullfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Prime Now Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Amazon Prime Now Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good physical activity and flexible hours

    Cons

    Add Very little value to hard working employees -no hours at times, sending home early, no raises

    Advice to Management

    VALUE YOUR DEDICATED EMPLOYEES


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Most rewarding place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Solution Architect in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Solution Architect in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of room for innovation
    Flexibility in work hours
    Chance to work with smartest people on earth
    Great ownership based reward system

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "They love machines so much they treat you like one"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Fairly secure employment, solid healthcare benefits for full time workers.

    Cons

    No paths to grow in the job unless you want to work in a warehouse your whole life. Even people with masters degrees wait years to be promoted even near their level of worth. Low pay compared to cost of living despite being a whole dollar-fifty above minimum. Have to choose from preselected hours generated by a computer, so all the important work related matters that impact you are decided by machines, not people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to give decision making power to local managers so that they can help people move up into more desirable kinds of work. Pooling thousands of applications online is not people centric, and this lazy practice fails to reward qualities overlooked by opaque word search algorithms, such as tenacity, uniqueness, drive and talent. You call yourselves the most customer centric company on earth, but all your workers are your customers, and you treat them like machines by how little human interaction is involved in hiring, scheduling, promoting, and problem solving. Human empathy and subjectivity is more valuable over the long run than raw numeric data, so as long as there's so little meaning and opportunity in Amazon for workers stuck in your warehouses, all your sugar coated garbage about social justice is just virtue signaling. And get rid of the infantalizing man-child culture of superheros and emojis. We're not in kindergarten.


  7. "Reaching for the clouds!"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Work along side the best of the best. Having the opportunity to work for a company who says they are customer obsessed and truly mean it. Delivering technology and services that change people's lives for the better. Growth opportunities in every direction.

    Cons

    If you transition in from another company or industry that works a little slower, it can be a bit overwhelming at first to see the speed and agility of how things move. Luckily you will hear your team mates and collueges offer there help or answer your questions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  8. "World's most innovative company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast paced, great compensation, well known brand!

    Cons

    Fast paced, hectic at times, 50% travel for consultants!

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on development of your team and less on billing utilization and other metrics.


  9. "Sr TPM at Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the most talented people on earth. Exciting challenges. Most advanced technologies.

    Cons

    If you don't put limits on your work hours, you can end up working extra hours.


  10. "City Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Very engaging, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Very long hours, if you are not used to that, this may not be your career for you.

    Advice to Management

    Promote More


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