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Updated January 27, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "Highly Recommended for Operations Leaders"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Site Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to Amazon to work with the brightest minds in the world; so far, my expectations have been exceeded. Not only does Amazon provide the autonomy for leaders to make significant impacts to the business, Amazon encourages experimentation and innovation. It is a fast-paced, high expectation environment, but everyone that I have worked with so far has had the spirit required to take on the challenge and have fun in the process. It is extremely exciting to be part of Amazon - a true opportunity to work hard, have fun, make history. I highly recommend Amazon for operations leaders.

    Cons

    None worth noting - if you are looking for a fluff job in a fancy office, this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    It is exciting to be part of Amazon and the future. Please provide as much information as possible on what lies ahead; this is one of the most motivating parts of being an Amazonian.


  2. "Wonderful company, leadership lacking"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CS in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - CS in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great coworkers and nothing else

    Cons

    hours and the lacking of leadership from sups

    Advice to Management

    try giving realistic and consistant instructions for a change

  3. "Great company, underwhelming group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Inspiring to be part of such an innovated company
    - Exponential potential for AMG to provide the market with an undeniable solution

    Cons

    - AMG has no tech.
    - They hire "18 months a head of a role", meaning they hire candidates for what they hope the role will evolve into. This does the hire a disservice because they are often vastly overqualified almost ensuring that they are not challenged or happy in the role. This does AMG a huge disservice as well because it creates a much hire rate of attrition.
    - Minimal exposure to thought leaders or senior executives.
    - Majority of management does not have experience in advertising, so there is a disconnect between what the market needs and what we are providing.
    - CST managers do not have people management experience.

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more junior level AMs/CMs and inspire them to grow with the role. This will mitigate high rates of attrition, creating more stability in roles.
    - Stop putting people with no people management experience in management roles without ensuring they have the resource to develop those skills.
    - Hire people with ad tech or digital ad experience instead of promoting people that fit the Amazon model, but cannot navigate the industry.


  4. "Great company on the rise"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Not as established globally so a lot of expansion, especially now
    - Constantly innovating (You'll never be bored!)
    - You can do what you want (nobody will tell you no)

    Cons

    - Not a great company for full investment (until retirement)
    - Employee benefits could be better
    - Since every team doesn't intercommunicate, many teams have specific rules, everything depends on what kind of people are on your team

    Advice to Management

    Taking a little better care of employee concerns. Not just looking how to better the good of society/customers on the outside but also how to benefit employees with regard to their satisfaction. If we treated our employees like we treated our customers, the average tenure at amazon probably wouldn't be 2 years.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Area Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - 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

    Engagement
    Abundance of Resources
    Positive Culture
    Create your own development path
    Growth and Development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance can be tough to manage the first few months

    Advice to Management

    Create a Standard on board training program for all Managers


  6. "Amazon Studios"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great content, ambitious mandate, great filmmakers, young vibe, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Demanding workload, process heavy, corporate office environment, more women needed in senior leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    Need to be able to deliver faster in respect to career growth and promotions (currently 4-6 month process)


  7. "FC Operations Manager"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace, High opportunity for growth, challenging environment, diverse workforce, multiple industries or experience, Customer centered, unique work schedules,has potential for long term growth, innovative and forward thinking, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be high stress environment and pace not for everyone. You must be prepared to be accountable and not take failure personally. You will try and fail multiple times. Recognition is not easily given, you need to find recognize your own efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to take risks, don't get comfortable, always challenge yourself.

  8. "Amazing."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Price Chopper in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Price Chopper in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get good benefits. The work is interesting. There is no reason to get bored at work. You have perks as a student working there.

    Cons

    Work schedule is not fixed. Might have to work long hours during weekdays specially at the beginning of fall and spring semester.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -fast past and exciting atmosphere
    -smart and hardworking coworkers
    -cool intern networking events

    Cons

    -stressful atmosphere
    -the executive/assistant power dynamic was pretty uncomfortable
    -long long hours for full time employees

    Advice to Management

    They need to hire more to keep up with the growth


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Amazon Fresh Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Amazon Fresh Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed work. Overtime always a plus. Clean work environment.

    Cons

    Poor treatment of employees. Lack of communication with HR and employees. Disorganized and chaotic. Needs restructuring from the top down. Forced worked shifts due to other employees taking personal time off. Unfair protocol with overtime and breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be robots. Listen to employee concerns.


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