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Amazon Project Manager Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Get chance to learn a lot while working on a real world problem (in 425 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 339 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 1970 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 422 reviews)

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  1. "Startup Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Traveling 80%, (saving money expensing food, transportation while traveling)
    * Fast-growing team, many career opportunities

    Cons

    * Once/ twice a year might be away from home for a couple of weeks straight, before a launch
    * Can be stressful, sometimes long hours required to catch up

    Advice to Management

    Improve training to new hires


  2. "RLD Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative, creative, challenging and fun!

    Cons

    worst health insurance EVER - aetna and EXPRESS SCRIPTS. the bureaucracy is so bad that my health is being further damaged - amazon you can do better!

    Advice to Management

    get rid of aetna!

  3. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazon is a fast pace and high energy environment. Amazon hires talented individuals that are driven and capable of moving quickly in an agile setting. Lots of opportunity for growth as the company continues to dominate all things retail. Opportunities in the US and globally are always available and Amazon allows you to move into other roles even if you have only been in role for less than 6 months.

    Cons

    -little to no focus on development, don't expect to get much feedback or career guidance
    -work life balance, expectation is to be "on" day and night
    -salary cap
    -benefits could be improved (childcare, healthcare, etc)
    -overall culture, there is room to improve culture and invest more in the employees as turnover continues to increase.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Salary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive for industry and benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours including weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Constantly being monitored by co workers and reported to


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Ehh..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people in the org are generally smart
    The pay is decent.
    Blah, blah, blah.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and lack of coaching/feedback (I'm identified as very high potential and yet I have no coaching even after asking for it --- seems weird)
    Lack of vision and constantly changing vision from org's senior management.
    Lots of management churn in org (on 5th manager within 2 years).
    Don't feel intellectually challenged by work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sr project manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager ­ Physical Store in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager ­ Physical Store in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary and challenging work.

    Cons

    Hours were too long and management was absolutely terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of the management


  7. "Project Manager experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Blank, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Blank, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management team is very supportive, brilliant as well as peers.
    Great challenges and projects. You have the opportunity of working with people and teams around the world.
    Agile approach.

    Cons

    Positive experience depends on the team you work for.
    Low to none salary increments annually.
    Frugality principle could sometimes be negative.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees motivated from an economic standpoint. Improve salary increments policy.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager at Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great salary, it could be fun place to work. I like it most of the time.

    Cons

    I had many managers. Some of them are very hard to work for, especially the one that don't know what they are doing. Some of military folks forget that they are no longer in the military and they need to treat people with some respect.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the process improvements to meet your goal, not on who to fire to prove that you are a good manager


  9. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Startup Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth potential. You can do as much as you want. If you want an 8 to 5 job boring and slow this is not your place

    Cons

    Always changing so some people can't keep up and quit. Seen good people leaving cause they can't follow the culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking


  10. "No complaints"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and make a carrer

    Cons

    There are to many poor mae

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to helping managers.