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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 320 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 727 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to maintain work life balance (in 1431 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 310 reviews)

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  1. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively decent health insurance benefits

    Cons

    very low hourly wages at this location


  2. "Great work culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, with accent on hiring strong engineers.

    Cons

    With the pressure on growth, mid-level management creep has set in.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people, so the superior hiring standards are maintained.


  3. "Transaction risk investigator"

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    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Transaction Risk Investigator in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay. chilled out work, nothing else apart from that

    Cons

    work is not challenging, no real growth, lots of politics and company specific profiles

    Advice to Management

    You are spoiling the Amazon name, please stop playing cheap games and stop the politics


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  5. "Ownership and opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Employees of all levels are empowered to own their business and create their career roadmap. You are encouraged to move around the company, growing into roles outside of your skill set.

    Cons

    Finding the right team/manager is extremely important to ensure work/life integration.


  6. "Place where builders can build"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + If you are highly motivated developer, you would love the freedom you receive here. Almost no bureaucracy. (Being a big company there might be some exceptions but this is been my experience over 4 years). If you are stuck in a team with legacy stuff, or work you don't like, moving is kind of easy (you would have to prepare for interviews though).
    + Very open env - you could talk to anyone if you have an issue.

    Cons

    - Full round interviews if you want to move to different team/org.
    - Oncall, esp if team is small could be taxing on you.


  7. "specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Great company , benefits and working from home

    Cons

    Hard to advance, management seems to prioritize money sometimes


  8. "Cool place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    It's a cool place to work at if you like a set routine everyday.

    Cons

    They play favoritism to certain employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat every employee the same and let them get the same chances


  9. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth, lots of smart coworkers, really interesting technical problems.

    Cons

    Pager duty can be draining


  10. "Fulfillment Assocaite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Peole were great. Have a lot of fun

    Cons

    Peak Season is the worst.


  11. "Dont waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Return Desk Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning exactly what customers can return

    Cons

    Long hours, short breaks, management talks down on you, 90% foreigners, want you to scan 484 items a night or keep your rate above 85%...taxes are beyond crazy !!! All around not worth it.



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