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Amazon Manassas Reviews

Updated November 21, 2018
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Manassas, VA

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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Datacenter Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Datacenter in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Datacenter in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Great teams
    Great environment
    Lots of opportunities to advance

    Cons

    Training is essentially done by other members of your team (there is no defined training plan) so it's really on you as a New Hire to train yourself


  2. "Data Center Security Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The total compensation package is good and theirs plenty of overtime. Fast-paced company with the opportunity to grow. Good benefits, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not good. Total compensation should be a salary and not structured the way it is.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decommission Tech/Data Tech"

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    Current Contractor - Decommissioning Technician - Datacenter Technician in Manassas, VA
    Current Contractor - Decommissioning Technician - Datacenter Technician in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly contracting staff, the pay is pretty decent,

    Cons

    Was approached by one of their head hunters for the position I wanted, the night before my interview I was told the job position/description they sent me was wrong and that I was actually interviewing for a lower position.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to say, they are stubborn and wont change. The company is too big, and too many people in upper management don't care who gets impacted below them by their so called "process improvements"


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Data Technician II in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Data Technician II in Manassas, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overpaid compared to job requirements, great work atmosphere, management always willing to hear issues.

    Cons

    It is a sink or swim environment as a new employee. All learning is on the new employee to go figure out on their own.

    Advice to Management

    Institute better training for new hires on the proprietary Amazon programs and applications.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Worst company I've ever worked for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering and Operations Technician (EOT) in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering and Operations Technician (EOT) in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is good which accounts for the second star in the rating but the rest of the benifits are junk unless your in management.

    Cons

    Super micromanagement which usually makes little to no sense and just creates busy work. This place has the worst management I've ever seen and it's all based on how much the boss likes you and nothing at all to do with how good a job you do. There is no incentive to do anything but sit on your hands since the first thing that happens in ALL situations is that they look for someone to blame then kneejerk some crazy policy because management has zero idea what people do in their jobs or how things work. No real way to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do the company, public and employees a favor, quit.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Contractor - Data Center Technician in Manassas, VA
    Former Contractor - Data Center Technician in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Lots of freedom to tackle problems as you see fit. Free coffee in the break room, you will need it.

    Cons

    Teams shuffled around a lot, at all levels. Weak management. Unclear goals and policies. No guidance, fend for yourself, environment.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps too much growth too fast? I saw a lot of people moved in to manager and supervisor positions with no prior experience and little guidance for them, and in turn, for those under them.


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