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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 1676 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 370 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "You're disposable..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Order Picker/ICQA in Haslet, TX
    Former Employee - Outbound Order Picker/ICQA in Haslet, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people, benefits, independent work, bonuses.

    Cons

    Physically demanding, long hours, strict rates, upper management thinks your disposable. They don't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like machines.


  2. "Software Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot in the fast paced culture.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of career development support

    Advice to Management

    Cut out bad managers and teams with poor vision.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Where are the leaders?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AWS Infrastructure in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - AWS Infrastructure in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    career development, fast paced environment so never bored, entrusted with a lot of ownership and business impacting decisions.

    Cons

    Culture is very political and a lot of management strong arms their reports to deliver results while providing little if any leadership. Sink or swim environment. I lasted 5 years but seen so many last less than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Find leaders, not paper managers that use excel to report up and have little to no idea what the data means. Have people lead others that have done what they ask others to do. Develop a real mentoring program that teaches others how to be successful by being results oriented rather than how to play the political game and cover your rear end behavior.


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  5. "Good pay, unyielding stress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coach in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coach in Huntington, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The base pay was competitive with similar industries in the area but the stock awards, being Amazon, were phenomenal. There were extremely talented people working there and I truly enjoyed my co-workers

    Cons

    Ever-changing work schedules. Lots of overtime. Work on the holidays. Work was always supposed to come before family and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people who work there, not as much on data that can be interpreted according to the bias of the person pulling it.


  6. "Former Amazon employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Guide in DuPont, WA
    Former Employee - Process Guide in DuPont, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time with Amazon. The people were really cool to work with.

    Cons

    Very crazy expectations and short breaks for a 11 hour work day.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Honestly it's a job to make it to your next job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in West Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great people (not management)

    Cons

    Management is horrible across the bored they don't care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat employees


  8. "Never again"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Petersburg, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Petersburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay sometimes and meet new people

    Cons

    Management was constantly changing as well as rate and quality expectations

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees more like people and less like a number.


  9. "FC Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - FC Associate in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, short shifts and simple tasks

    Cons

    No upward movement, low pay


  10. "some Managers are hiring only people from India"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, great pay,nice benefits

    Cons

    Especially indian hiring managers are hiring only indians. So many crappy developers have come board because of their ethnicity. These managers throwing so many good engineers CV to garbage to hire & sponsor somebody from india.

    Advice to Management

    Please check all recently hired people from India. . So many fake qualifications and fake job experience.
    Resumes should be review at least by 2 managers to prevent conflict of interest.


  11. "information tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

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

    Pros

    flexiblity, and sense of family culture

    Cons

    no downsides to the company

    Advice to Management

    na


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