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Updated June 13, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2438 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 507 reviews)

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  1. "SDE II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDE-II in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - SDE-II in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the get it done culture and the opportunity to work with some of the most wonderful and talented people.

    Cons

    Takes a little bit to get used to the speed and culture.


  2. "Great work-environment, Poor treatment by upper-management."

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    Former Employee - Horticultural Apprentice in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Horticultural Apprentice in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, Flexible shifts, ability to move around.

    Cons

    Mundane & redundant tasks, poor attitude portrayed by management

    Advice to Management

    Smile more :)

  3. "User Experience Designer"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    exciting projects, culture within the design group is very friendly, great location and office space, talented people, autonomy

    Cons

    large corporate structure, at times there are growing pains from growing and moving very quickly, but sometimes not as efficiently as desired


  4. "Amazon a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Service Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Enterprise Service Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very focused on the customer and bias for action. Really enjoy the freedom I have to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Given it's growing so fast - can seem to be chaotic at times.


  5. "Dream Job"

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    Current Employee - Program Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Program Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the culture, the drive to think outside the box and the ability to help create something amazing! Taking everything I have learned in my industry and using those experiences to be part of one of the most respected names in the world is amazing.

    Cons

    With such fast paced growth sometimes it's difficult to communicate changes within such a large company but we get better each day.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to those people that are subject matter experts!


  6. "Amnesty"

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    Current Employee - Amnesty in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Amnesty in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, Productivity bonus, Chances to move inside Amazon

    Cons

    Lots of walking required. Physical job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Global Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What is so core to Amazon is Our Leadership Principles. I've worked at 3 other Fortune 500 Companies and none embraced their values, their tenants, their principles like Amazon. Our Leadership Principals are truly part of our DNA. My favorite - like so many here at Amazon - is Customer Obsession. We don't just talk about the customer as the guiding light or doing what is right by the customer; we start with the customer and work backward. We work on behalf of our customers to improve our services, our products, our customer experience. It is part of what makes working here so much fun!

    Cons

    It's hard for me to come up with a con as the hardest thing for me to do is to keep up with the pace of innovation. What an awesome problem to have!

    I should address work / life balance as many have this concern. What is key here is doing something that you really enjoy. If you don't enjoy what you do, it will pull you down. If you enjoy what you do, it will inspire & energize you. There are so many opportunities across Amazon; find something that will inspire you!

    Advice to Management

    Please continue the Amazon Training Talks. They are of such great value because they review the technology, the vision & the business implications. Gives me what I need to know our products & services, & to bring them forward in an informed & empowered way to my customers.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I LOVE working at Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technical Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Surrounded by talented and fun people
    + Great work life balance
    + Very competitive pay and benefits
    + Innovative company

    Cons

    - Challenging interview process
    - Have to ask for feedback; not given on a regular basis (for my position)
    - Difficult to get promoted
    - Everyone I know sends me their resume and asks me to get them a job ;)

    Advice to Management

    Continue the disruption; protect the Amazon brand value at all costs - continue to give people many reasons to Love Amazon.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Benefits are worth it all"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Team Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible pay for the work and responsibility. I work from home, they sent me two monitors, a laptop, a dock, a keyboard and a mouse. My level of position recently moved from hourly to salary, depending on the boss that means my hours can flex a good amount. Health benefits are off the chain. Stock values are incredible. I bought my very first house with my Amazon salary, I've only been here a year, I sit in my pajamas in my own house every day. Unreal.

    Cons

    Big changes happen quickly and often. I have no spouse or kids or very many other activities, so the schedule changes are relatively easy for me to deal with. I don't know how people with strict schedules with things outside of work do it.
    Due to the constant change and variation, it is hard to communicate mass changes clearly, effectively and far enough ahead of time to give people a chance to adjust. Most of the time leadership does a pretty good job with it, but if you can't handle change or ambiguity, or you need tons of structure, rules, answers and hand holding, this position is definitely not for you. Every once in a while you're left to fend for yourself (and find a way to take care of a team of people who don't know you or care that you don't know any of the answers), you need to be a go getter and be willing to go find the answers you need as opposed to wait for your boss to tell you.

    Advice to Management

    The company is still growing at an explosive rate in a hundred different directions...I wonder if it would be wise to iron out more kinks in the new spaces before starting another new business. I get frustrated when I see so many things falling through the cracks in some of the newer specialty spaces but then hear that we've started an entirely new concept somewhere else. Like why wouldn't you make sure one specialty is up and running somewhat smoothly before starting a new project?


  10. "Innovative"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for Advancement and growth

    Cons

    None that i know of

    Advice to Management

    None


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