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Updated December 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Area Managers learn a lot in their first two years but it is fast paced (in 432 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 358 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 2007 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 424 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (933)

    "Exciting Work, Abusive Culture"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Jeff Bezos and his "S-Team" are brilliant and continue to make great decisions for long-term growth.

    You work with smart people, you work on exciting projects, you are pushed to your limits...which can be rewarding when you accomplish great things. The diversity of the potential work and innovation can be very alluring. I've often called Amazon my "Sexy Mistress...she's emotionally abusive, but she's so sexy that I go back for more punishment."

    Cons

    The management process is abusive, and I'm currently a manager. I've seen too much "behind the wall" and hate how our individual performers can be treated. You are forced to ride people and stack rank employees...I've been forced to give good employees bad overall ratings because of politics and stack ranking.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend that the recent NY Times article was all about "isolated incidents". The culture IS abusive and it WILL backfire once stock value starts to drop. I'm an 8 year veteran and I no longer recommend former peers to interview with Amazon.


  2. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wallingford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Decent salary. Pretty flexible schedules. Many opportunities to pick up extra shifts.

    Cons

    The warehouse is very hot. They hire so many people that it's disorganized and management cannot keep track.

    Advice to Management

    Be reasonable and understanding of people.

  3. "warehouse associated"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Current Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment Associate in Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid holiday/job security/pay check/Travel development /friendly

    Cons

    Meat marketing personal/computer working. Standard not right or accurate

    Advice to Management

    Stop the good old boy/respect all persons with regard to age and disability


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Growth and learning a lot. Stock is OK.

    Cons

    Work intense and depends on teams.


  5. "Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    good management experience, diverse workforce, fun/casual work environment

    Cons

    no work life balance, sites vary and culture depends highly on upper management

    Advice to Management

    invest more in the people, less in the numbers


  6. "Picker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Outbound Order Picker in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer great pay and benefits

    Cons

    You will be physically drained after each shift


  7. "Area Managers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good benefits. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Area managers can be a pain to deal with.
    Boring
    Very repetetive work environment

  8. "I don’t yet..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Kenosha, WI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay and benefits from day 1, opportunity for career growth if you are motivated

    Cons

    Lack of consistent information, very lax employment process, inconsistent disciplinary action (some get written up, some get by with everything), unclear goals

    Advice to Management

    If you are an able bodied person who can pass and drug and background test you’re hired. It’s literally that easy, too easy. I have been told the exact opposite information from the same management team. It’s hard to know what is expected of you when information isn’t consistent.


  9. "Sortation"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Good peoples to work out with

    Cons

    Long Hours, Low Pays, Bad Management

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management is a joke, college kids straight out of college not knowing what to do.


  10. "Part time-Seasonal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Easy hiring process, big break area cafeteria with food and drinks you can buy, security personnel on site. Some of the people were cool. Hours were perfect and would work around anyone's schedule. Water stations and good workout on the job.

    Cons

    No real help when you need it, lots of "figure it out on your own". Other employees seem annoyed when you ask them questions about your job.

    Advice to Management

    The pay could have been better. And tell your permanent employees to stop rolling their eyes at someone who has a question on their second day. Other than that, my experience was good.


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