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Updated February 16, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2122 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 445 reviews)

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  1. "Best media sales job I've ever had!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing meritocratic environment
    Great ad products
    Innovative solutions
    Learn something new all the time
    More than just media sales. Great ecommerce/retail experience
    Opportunity to rise through the ranks quickly for smart hungry employees

    Cons

    Humongous company
    Lots of processes
    Bureaucractic at times
    limited resources
    scrappy "roll up your sleeves" culture

    Advice to Management

    Your experience will all vary depending on manager, division, location, vertical.


  2. "not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Teterboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Sortation Associate in Teterboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, great people

    Cons

    sometimes you could get swamped with work but not too bad

  3. "The Most Customer-Centric Company On Planet Earth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CSA in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Family Oriented, Comprehensive Training, Good Benefits, Opportunity for Upward Mobility, Good Work/Life Balance Is Expected And Encouraged

    Cons

    Peak Mandatory Overtime, Holiday Blackouts

    Advice to Management

    Base pay should be increased to $16/hr. That would improve the caliber of candidates we receive and retain.


  4. "Fulfillment Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carteret, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carteret, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities
    Great benefits
    Amazing people

    Cons

    Long hours
    Constantly on feet
    Not enough time for lunches and breaks

    Advice to Management

    Work out a better break system


  5. "Fulfilment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fast pace friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Better overall training for different work processes.

    Advice to Management

    Paid attention to detail and good performance employees.


  6. "Steady, Guaranteed Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Carteret, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Assistant in Carteret, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed 40 hours every week. Occasional Mandatory Overtime, benefits from day one.

    Cons

    Worked too hard, Manual Labor, On your feet for 10 hour shifts.


  7. "Fantastic company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, beuracracy levels are impressively low for such a large organization, many training and coaching resources, everyone wants to be helpful, practically everyone is energized and owns their work.

    Cons

    Takes time to learn to navigate such a huge corporation. Two or three systems exist for some things and not always clear what system should be used. Too many meetings, especially for managers.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of meetings and try to follow your own day 1 mentality that you are trying to instill into your workforce.

  8. "Amazon fulfillment center"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Closer in Teterboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Closer in Teterboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Modern facility, a sense of community, anybody could work here.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours per shift.


  9. "If you're a self starter, this is the place to be."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to work with the best and brightest, guide our product development and deliver outstanding experiences for our customers.

    Cons

    Work load can be quite variable depending on the time of year, though i know tjis is the case at many/ most companies.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Good job decent pay good benifits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate I in Carteret, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate I in Carteret, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many chances to move up can become ambassador then move on to PA or other level three jobs which are 18.95 per hour pay

    Cons

    Stowing is very boring and repetitive me still things are also wearing and tear on the body managers always don't know what they want not understanding if you work in dock then two for one day ask you why you don't meet the stow rate which showers have a week to hit but you have to hit even if you still once

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to move up and continue growing the company


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