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Updated February 21, 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. "👌"

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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
    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. "Overall goid"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Merchandising Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Freelancer - Merchandising Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and structure

    Cons

    Should have been paid more

  3. "Working at Amazon Books - Retail Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Emphasizes growth
    Great for customer service driven people

    Cons

    Management places too much emphasis on hitting certain goals and adds pressure
    Hard to move up unless position is open

    Advice to Management

    Take better care and focus on employees needs


  4. "3 Month Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer/Sorter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Packer/Sorter in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    steady , climate controlled, Benefits from day 1, easy job to get, hours get cut weeekly

    Cons

    treated like robots , talking leads to write ups , managment is lousy

    Advice to Management

    quit!


  5. "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.


  6. "Good with bad"

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    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)


  7. "An umbrella of chaos"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "IT Support Technician reveiw"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  9. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Area manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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