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Updated February 26, 2017
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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. "Fullfillment Sorter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Have experience in fulfillment centers both in packing and shipping. Familar with shipping software having used Federal Express and UPS software to expedite packages. Could be a great fit and have the ability and nature to be a team player.

    Cons

    Large company which may not understand my need to work and think I might be over qualified. This is not true as my wish is to gain employment and establish myself and benefit and useful employee.

    Advice to Management

    If you look at my resume you will see that my experience in business, shipping and customer service is extensive and broad based. See my years of experience as an asset will pay off and get you a great employee.


  2. "Great place to wrok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    -you get a lot of new friends
    -you can work a lot of hours if youd like
    -its super chill

    Cons

    -if you dont like walking then this might not be the place for you, you are walking the entire time
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    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Great company if you are willing to work hard and thrive in fast-paced environments.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted after a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your higher level staff or they will leave to other companies.


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  5. "Day 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, stock, you pretty much get a bonus at the end of each month.

    Cons

    Lot of picking up, walking and you are on your feet pretty much the full day.


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    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    many exit opportunities and resources within the company

    Cons

    food is expensive around the SLU area


  7. "Retail Leadership Development program"

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

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

    Pros

    good program, fast track to developing as a senior manager

    Cons

    your experience (good vs. bad) depends almost entirely on what team you end up in, do a good research before joining a specific one


  8. "Usually Innovative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Amazon is an innovative company with endless exciting problems to solve. The fast paced work environment and good compensation make Amazon a great place for entrepreneurial engineers who want more stability than a startup.

    Cons

    Amazon's technology stack is a bit of a two headed beast. The AWS team has worked hard to create next generation cloud tools. Internally, engineers are often stuck with legacy technology stacks. Amazon is working hard to become a mobile focused company, but seems to lag behind competitors like Google & Apple.

    Advice to Management

    Delight customers by creating a work environment that's more inviting to artistic engineers. The focus on full stack generalists sometimes prevents Amazon from creating delightful mobile products. It's unrealistic to expect an engineer to create a both delightful UI and backend services to support that UI.


  9. "Area Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most innovative companies this century.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough

    Advice to Management

    Grow sustainably with your employee's well being as the most important


  10. "Veteran at Amazon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Lots of innovation, open culture, excellent place to start your career - sets the ground for next few years. Be ready to receive feedback from peers and also put in the hours.

    Cons

    Lots of new talent not up the bar, gradually lowering the overall bar in the culture. Management from other companies creeping in and ruining the original Amazon culture.

    Advice to Management

    Your job is is to grow employees and their careers. Focusing on customers is awesome, but some investment in employee growth goes a long way in retaining talent and also producing great features for services.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly colleagues who are willing to spend time helping you learn things. Nice office environment in Santa Monica.

    Cons

    Salary paid to interns is not very competitive.



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