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Updated January 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Operations Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Constantly evolving! It is a company that is not afraid of change and trying new things. The position itself is fast paced, a lot of face time with associates, and never dull. Advancement is there for those who want it. You can relocate anywhere you want, Amazon is everywhere.

    Cons

    You need to have a strong work ethic, if you do not have one, don't apply. You will be working in a world of ambiguity, if you can't handle that and are not the type of person that can come up with solutions without much direction, this isn't the place for you. If you have thin skin and can't take constructive feedback, this isn't the place for you. Amazon is the kind of place where you are surrounded by all "A team" players. There is a saying, Amazon is where overachievers go to work to feel mediocre. It is hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to work hard. Be able to work long hours. It will pay off in the end.


  2. "Amazing experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Stylist in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, very good work environment

    Cons

    Some communication problems within the different teams

  3. "Technical Program Manager"

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    • 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

    Lot of opportunities to expand your career and impact
    free lunch in some subsidiaries
    very open culture

    Cons

    Very competitive
    You have to be comfortable with fast pace as things move very fast


  4. "Analytics & Media Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon in general is an innovative company and the opportunities for professional growth are unlimited - both within and beyond your current role. My current team members are supportive, intelligent, and motivated. The work-life balance is also outstanding.

    Cons

    You need to be a self-starter here and an independent learner to succeed. Also, if you're on a new team, the expectations might not be clearly defined yet, so you will need to be comfortable working in a start-up mode. This is not a con for me at all and I actually prefer this type of work environment, but I know that it's not for everyone.


  5. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amazon part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to stack packages after scan on the pilot, wrap, forklift to delivery ready, sort packages, and get along with the team (co workers). This was Amazon in Arvenel, New Jersey

    Cons

    Seasonal, and late arrival due to heavy traffic coming from NYC to NJ


  6. "Raises the Bar"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Challenging work, Meritocracy, Recognition, Flexibility

    Cons

    The work is hard
    somewhat bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Continue seeking out feedback from mid-level employees. Often we really see what works, what doesn't and what is hindering productivity.

    Also, some of the greatest ideas can come from people who are passionate about what Amazon does. Continue to encourage employees to put forth ideas and empower them to help develop the vision for a great new product.


  7. "Senior Product Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    A company where literally the sky is the limit. It does anything and everything and allows to internally transfer and try out new things.
    The leadership principles are as real as it gets and the company measures everything against them, which makes what's expected of you as an employee much more clear.
    Customers are truly the center of everything. The best school for that.

    Cons

    Possibly getting too big, and it's getting harder to make a real difference.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent schedule. Nice to know the back system of comping customers.

    Cons

    No way of choosing your own schedules or flexible hours

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the management who plays favouritism


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The sky's the limit"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people and a lot of opportunity for growth...the sky's the limit at Amazon. I've been a full-time employee for almost 3 years and I just love the culture. Competitive salary and benefits. 100% self motivating work environment, if you are not a self starter Amazon might not be the right company for you. Internal transfers to other roles and other organizations are encouraged.

    Cons

    No one will hold your hands the moment a project/account is handed off to you, you are on your own. Every single day is literally DAY ONE. You have to be self motivated and if you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.


  10. "Never been happier in my career"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome, customer-centric culture. A hiring process that weeds out slackers and people who don't share our passion for customers and fast, effective execution. Excellent resources to help a sales person be successful.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Some internal functions are become slower and more bureaucratic as the company grows, and a lot of work falls on the sales team other than the normal day-to-day functions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep our great culture alive. Don't let us become a Day 2 sales organization that becomes mired in inwardly-focused tasks instead of obsessing over our customers. Our superpowers come from our execution and responsiveness.


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