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Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2483 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 518 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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


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    "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

  3. "Sr. Human Resources Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  4. "Station Operations Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Station Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Station 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

    So much to learn all of the time, very fast paced, and given latitude to think on your feet.

    Cons

    Literally on call 24/7 and work a tremendous amount of hours, the good idea fairy does not die....ever, and back to work life balance...it is very difficult and I have a great team.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Sorting Associate DLA4"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sorting Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sorting Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good people associates
    - Teamwork mentality
    - They have a calendar of free snacks or sweets.
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    Cons

    - Favoritism
    - Work is repetitive
    - Workers are like cattles that needed to be herded
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    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is to implement a better plan of action on how to retain people. It starts with management and your processes on how you manage your people.

    Amazon warehouse has an open door employment. Anyone can just get a job in the Amazon warehouse as long as they pass the drug test - which everyone takes at the orientation.

    There are certain shift assistants who don't have great people skills, that makes working FOR them unbearable.

    It's micro-managed to a tee, so be prepare to be herded to your next destination every 10 minutes or so.

    When they assigned tasks, it's usually influenced by favoritism.

    There are some task that are easier than others, such as scanning for packages -you're sitting down the whole time, and associates who usually get this task for the shift are usually favored by the shift assistant.

    This type of management and operational style makes you want to quit, which they won't care, since Amazon's HR is flooding them with new employees every month, anyway.

    People come and go here, it's a revolving door of people "learning" and then leaving once they'd had enough, or see that favoritism is so prevalent that it impedes them from moving up.


  6. "Brilliant Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Studios in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Studios in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The transparency and inclusiveness of the team.

    Cons

    Frugality initiative. Employee benefits are minimum.


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    "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement and friendly environment

    Cons

    There is a glass ceiling

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favoritism

  8. "Business Analyst Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Venture Partner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Venture Partner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work on important things often.

    Cons

    Too much pressure really common.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazon - The Story of how God Created Hell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros: Most places offer benefits if your full time. Amazon offers benefits but I’ve had better. My co-pay is ridiculous ! The vision option still requires that you pay an exorbitant amount for glasses. I went to get an eye exam and walked out without glasses. (I’ve never experienced this before.)

    Cons

    1. I am a picker. Our pick rate is 380 items in one hour. I have to consistently pick 380 items in one hour. (You do realize that even the Kiva Robots break down. I’m human, it’s not possible for me to pick this much consistently)

    2. Due to their pick rate being so high, my feet ended up experiencing numbness. It was so bad that I asked to go to AMCARE. AMCARE is the glorified nurses office but they have no nurses and the people have no formal training. Amazon, you realize you have Licenses CNAs on staff, right ? You hired a formal NFL player but does he have formal training ? Anyways, I was treated like trash. How ? “You could have come in to “ice” your foot.” I was questioned in an office rather than being allowed to leave to go to the hospital. I ended up needing new shoes with protective insoles. They don’t care about your safety or well-being, they care about their numbers.

    3. Management in fulfillment center is uneducated as in they don’t have degrees or formal training. A lot of management sleeps with employees. Like, this is a low key brothel.

    Advice to Management

    Really evaluate the type of people you are.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conducive environments and reliability to work

    Cons

    I don't have any downside I can recollect

    Advice to Management

    Their services are ok and reliable


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