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Updated December 10, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "I love working here"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, work life balance, employee morale, employee attitude, good manager

    Cons

    I had a manager I didn’t like for a couple months, glad that’s over

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to reduce internal transfers


  2. "Vendor Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, and resources.

    Cons

    Experience can vary depending on the team culture. Ensure the team is a good fit to the employee's personality.

  3. "Datacenter Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Datacenter Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Datacenter Technician in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay to responsibility ratio is good

    Cons

    work on-call shifts that restrict travel


  4. "Sr. PM"

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

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

    Pros

    On the whole, people are smart
    Tons of flexibility to move around and try new things
    If you earn the trust of your team and management, promotion is possible (but far from guaranteed)
    For the most part, Amazon really is customer obsessed

    Cons

    New businesses quickly become chaotic, much more so than you would imagine at a company of this size and reputation
    Middle management caliber is mixed


  5. "This is a challenging workspace with very smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is where it is now because of it's vision, and understands both it's immediate market needs, and consistently recalibrate for future demand. Most departments align to this principle and employee will be rewarded in both challenging issues and career development.

    Cons

    The cutting/bleeding edge departments could be stressful at times with aggressive product launch deadline. That said, I believe this is applicable in all companies. Commuting to SLU could be challenging with terrible public transportation choices.


  6. "Overall positive experience"

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

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -Quality work
    -Latest tech
    -Work life balance - a choice

    Cons

    -Appraisal system is broken. Instead of candidate's merit, it depends in how the manager is portraying the candidate's work. An incompetent SDM can easily screw-up the candidate's career.


  7. "Great Company to Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    Provides great opportunities to grow and develop. A lot of great coworkers and a fun place to be.

    Cons

    Benefits not on par with rest of industry

  8. "Central operations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay, great pay,flexible shifts

    Cons

    Fighting for hours, unorganized and bad training


  9. "Working for Amazon"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, work from home, equipment provided , terrific management

    Cons

    High call volume, many things to learn, strict attendance policy

    Advice to Management

    Think about those employees with disabilities. Do not make them jump through hoop to get accomodation.


  10. "Software Development Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    You are owner and you will be given full credit if you deliver. LPs are great and they are taken seriously.

    Cons

    If you like tech Amazon give you full opportunity but there is high probability that you might end up compromising your work life balance.