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Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2384 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 497 reviews)

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  1. "Ultimate Place to Work - If you are cut for it."

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

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

    Pros

    Very Rewarding
    Fast and Furious
    Lots of learning
    Job Satisfaction
    Stocks :)
    No Power-points

    Cons

    Not Cut for Everyone
    You must be thick skin to take criticism constructively
    No Hand holding
    Long On-boarding
    Lack of standardized process - Due to super fast delivery
    No Powerpoints

    Advice to Management

    Improve on-boarding process for new hires.
    Provide quick feedback on performances
    Manager need more training towards people management
    More personalized management then process oriented management for Human employees :).


  2. "Great culture, Good benefits, Great comp"

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

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

    Pros

    I joined AWS 3 months ago. Nothing but good things to say about the company. Coming from 25 years of experience in corporate world (Wallstreet, Retail, Business Consulting) Amazon is the place to be.

    Customer is always at the forefront of the business. Working backwards works, those concepts stimulate the culture in a unique, very appealing, way.

    Cons

    Workload. The business is expanding and there are never enough people to get the job done

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. Something must have been done right to move from a single book store to what Amazon is today :)

  3. "Don't buy the negative hype"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of autonomy, lots of responsibility, not restricted by bureaucracy. If you see something broken, fix it. Don't wait for someone else to do it. I had read lots of reviews saying it was cutthroat, but that just isn't what I am experiencing. It is really fun to work with super smart, ambitious people. The leadership principles matter. Everyone I have encountered lives the leadership principles

    Cons

    Few really. You will work hard, but you will be well rewarded for it. I have no work life balance issues. Just not a place to be if you are not into giving it your best. Don't come here expecting a well laid out career path. Your career path is what you make it. You really need to "un-learn" corporate behavior if this is not your first job. The adjustment to the "Amazon way" takes some effort, and you have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone. These aren't cons, but if you expect to come here and have it be like your old job, its not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  4. "Program Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly innovative environment working with the smartest people. Fast paced and decision making setting which is a pro for me (may not be for others). Competitive compensation, good health insurance and stock compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes the senior leaders just want things to be done and dont think about the consequences. Bad 401k match


  5. "Upward move for my career"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing work (comiXology)
    Awesome Work Location (Times Square NYC)
    High Base Salary
    Large Signing Bonus Year 1
    Large Signing Bonus Year 2
    RSU's of Amazon
    401K Matching

    Cons

    You need to adapt to the Amazon way and throw away a lot of conventional wisdom, which feels a bit abnormal at first
    401k takes 3 years to vest

    Advice to Management

    Thus far things seem to be managed very well at Amazon


  6. "great so far"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really supportive managers work here

    Cons

    Work Life Balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Warehouse in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Not Warehouse in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many people are smart and willing to listen and work as a team. I have met some real genuine people.

    Cons

    Many more people have huge egos and are there to build their career on the backs of others. Pushing others to the brink of frustration is sweat shop tactics and doesn't belong in a modern tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Get a plan and stick to it. Too many changes to plans and pushing people too hard is going to lead to a decline in business. Money and benefits should not be used as leverage to push people beyond reasonable limits.

  8. "Challenging and Inspiring"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to engage across all teams at all levels, Constantly learning and growing knowledge, Customer Obsession

    Cons

    the Day One mentality has many processes in a developmental state. We tend to redo things just to test the current way of doing things (this can be a pro as well)

    Advice to Management

    Stay supportive of your teams, Keep raising the bar and challenging us in a positive way


  9. "Patience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Power of internet in the world

    Cons

    To work in deeper area

    Advice to Management

    Try to do work in rural area also so that everybody feels like own thing


  10. "Great opportunities; bogged down by process"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Cool projects and innovation happen frequently
    Many intelligent coworkers
    Great guiding principles

    Cons

    Principles don't always inform actual decisions (e.g. lofty ambitions, grittier reality)
    Shifting upper level priorities can cause a lot of churn on average developer effort

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate how many meetings we actually need. More bias for action and customer obsession.


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