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Updated February 12, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Employee 1 year"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Can work from home

    Cons

    Could use with more vacation


  2. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Room for growth is endless

    Cons

    Amazon is a very competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your AA's and they will take care of you

  3. "Fantastic learning experiencee"

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

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

    Pros

    I have just finished a year of working at Amazon, and been loving it. I'm constantly motivated being surrounded by smart engineers and managers.
     What i really like is how the leadership principles are applied by teams in design/code reviews. I can see how working here can help driving oneself to become a great leader.

    Learning new skills and technology is up to you. There is lot of resources and materials.

    WFH is not questioned thus allowing employee flexibility.

    Cons

    At times, i can sense people tend to align work based on promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Great job on resonating the leadership principles.
    Compensation is not bad at all, but they should match the likes of Google/Facebook as it sad to see some peers leave for higher pay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Most innovative and thrilling company"

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

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

    Pros

    Recognition for your abilities, encouragement, collaborative teams and workers, brilliant minds, diversity are some of the reasons I love working at AWS

    Cons

    Would like to have more holidays like day after thanksgiving and independence and memorial dats. MSFT and other companies offer unlimited time off.


  5. "My Best job so far"

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

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

    Pros

    - Lot of Empowerment and flexibility
    - Great set of smart and humble people
    - Lot of fun while doing what I want to do

    Cons

    - Nothing so far. Been great ride so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job in maintaining the great culture we have currently


  6. "It was everything I was promised"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - unique in how they approach technology
    - incredibly fast pace
    - work with smart and driven people
    - a sense of belonging in the "Amazon Culture"
    - everyone genuinely follows the leadership principles

    Cons

    - the chaos can lead to feeling like you work for yourself with little to no support
    - they encourage you to put in your all; no one will stop you from burning out
    - restructuring can come without warning
    - promotion process is doable but hard
    - recent "human rights" issues leave a bad taste in my mouth
    - revolving door of employees (the Amazon "MBA")

    Advice to Management

    Professional Services is currently going through a ton of changes, some good and some bad, especially in management. This can leave the technical consultants feeling unsupported and like the product more than employees.


  7. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, overtime, full benefits

    Cons

    Strenuous work, long hours, short breaks

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and support for working mothers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work at AWS in NYC and was hired while in my 2nd trimester. There are great facilities for nursing mothers and they make it easy to pump at the office. There is a real commitment to diversity and inclusion which is felt from the highest levels of management.

    My team has a flexible policy where employees can work from home. You are held accountable for meeting your goals but you have flexibility in deciding how you make that happen.

    Cons

    Don't have any negative comments at this stage.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful enviornment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is only good if you are a customer. Not an employee.

    Cons

    Amazon is way too big and has gotten so political. The company is so unorganized and it really shocks me how people get basic tasks done here because of the lack of support or information given. Managers set unrealistic expectations and you end up feeling like you failed at your job. High-stress, high-demand, no employee benefits other than stock. But even stock isn't worth the mental stress here. Zero work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you're paid to do and support your teams. Don't just listen and pretend like you're doing your job with no results to show for.


  10. "Analytics and Media Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics and Media Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analytics and Media Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. This is a new and growing team. So, there is a lot of scope to learn, get leadership experience and progress within Amazon
    2. Fantastic peers
    3. Good work life balance

    Cons

    There can, at times, be some ambiguity in defining the responsibilities of this role since it is a new role within Amazon Advertising. This can be a con for some. Otherwise, it can also be looked at as a great opportunity to show leadership and drive engagements with this role.


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