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Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Flexibility & Work/Life Balance" (in 595 reviews)

  • "You will learn a lot from each of your team members as they are equally bright & capable" (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be hard to build work life balance" (in 2564 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 531 reviews)

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  1. "👌"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great pay
    * 4 day schedule
    * amazing support
    * amazing tools

    Cons

    Bottleneck of operations managers with limited openings for sr. ops positions


  2. "Gist of my Amazon work Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a place to work on building new applications. Unlike a long-established company at steady business model, Amazon is always at Day1. This means the mentality of trying and creating new business model, make-break-test attitude is always present. So one gets to see new products/services in production, also see them getting built from scratch.
    So if you are the kind who loves to learn and work in make-break / try-by-doing and if you can sustain the ambiguity around that, you'll enjoy working at Amazon.

    Cons

    Its a fast paced environment. At times, you may feel overwhelmed.
    Sometimes, some products / ideas dont work and you got to move on to next idea to try.
    People move from team to team, and there could be some changes in management styles and direction (not very frequent though). One got to work around those.
    A large part of your career building is up-to you - means you got to understand how you move forward with the projects in hand and where could be the next building opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    I think they are doing pretty good job in terms of managing such a huge company (which grew so fast recently). From ground up, I think there are some replications in products / services. But that too is natural when the company is growing so fast, building new things at hectic pace.

  3. "Good with bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The money is good for being in operations.

    Cons

    The hours are long (12+ hour days)


  4. "An umbrella of chaos"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with very hard working people
    You will learn how to deal with tremendous ambiguity
    You will be pushed beyond you limits, which can be amazing for some and horrible for others
    If you’re lucky you get a great manager and teammates

    Cons

    The ambiguity of what you are doing can get just overwhelming. You have no control or any say in any top down decisions. You are WORKED at times to the brink of madness. Multiple days where I didn’t have time to take lunches or breaks. Would go hours on end with out eating because I just had no time between jobs. No company car for a job where you may drive over 100 miles a day. It felt like upper management only pretended to listen. The job went from us being consultants to literally becoming handymen. Had hardly any proper training on how to use drilling equipment, had no space to practice TV Mounting or security camera mounting. It took over a year to get semi professional looking polo shirts. It was simply a disappointing experience at the tail end of my time here.

    In less than 2 years I was absolutely BURNT OUT and dreaded going to work.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your Field Technicians. Implement their ideas. They are the face of Alexa and your boots on the ground. If you aren’t going to pay them more, give them better and bigger offices and please provide company cars. You’re a tech company, care a little bit more about those that represent your organization.


  5. "Good luck"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to travel

    Cons

    Very bad Management and it will never change because no body cares


  6. "IT Support Technician reveiw"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience with hardware, software and troubleshooting

    Cons

    limited permission for networking management

    Advice to Management

    Have 2 different tiers for technicians jr and sr


  7. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid leadership. Smart people. Growth opportunities. Positive encouragement. Challenging, not boring.

    Cons

    Takes a while to learn your way around.

    Advice to Management

    You can never over-communicate.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Area manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Amazon Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New goals daily. Ability to learn a lot in a short time. Being able to implement change.

    Cons

    Political environment with frat boy culture.

    Advice to Management

    Promote qualified people rather than your friends


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great for Customers, garbage for employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a great company towards its customers--they genuinely believe in customer obsession

    Cons

    Below standard pay, benefits are weak, perks are non-existent
    The company culture is leaned heavily toward executives--almost all of the higher ups frankly have zero personality and everything they do is dependent on data. The company has a very cold and sterile disposition across the company. Leaders love to stack rank and provide feedback but are retaliatory when they are given feedback

    Advice to Management

    Get a pulse


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sr. Human Resources Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only stocks and the experience. You do a lot of things everyday that you'd do once in awhile in the traditional setting.

    Cons

    Bluntly stated - the job sucks, lol. HRBPs are incompetent and create more stress than solves, though they are "hand-picked" as Behavioral Champions. Lots and lots of bureaucracy. Underpaid for the scale/scope of work you do. ER is out the door when it comes to upper management. Senior Leaders are extremely disrespectful with no leash due to HRBP/HRMs attempting to preserve relationships. Lots of opportunity, just not a feasible/reasonable possibility in securing those opportunities. Internal recruiting process is extremely flawed. This is a crap work role. Most HRAs leave the company/organization and honestly do not promote. You'll enjoy your work for a maximum of 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    You will eventually run out of excuses to combat the "rumors" in the media. Look inward, performance managers out that need to be performanced and restructure your methods of doing what you do. Managers will be the death of this company.


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