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Updated July 22, 2017
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  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 374 reviews)

  • My org has a very healthy work/life balance (in 252 reviews)

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  1. "SDE I"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to improve your career and cv

    Cons

    Sometimes you will work at under minded projects

    Advice to Management

    Take turn SDE`s into nice learning projects


  2. "Alexa Software Engineer Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership, Innovation, Learning, Growth and Deliver

    Cons

    None i observed or worth mentioning in social forum

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating

  3. "So far so Awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Assistant In Robotics in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Assistant In Robotics in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First let me give you the bad. There is alot of miscommunication when it comes to the hiring process. I was lost in the system, wrong title, wrong pay, wrong mananger. They do everything that can to get this fixed ASAP. Just make sure and follow up and save all communications to refer back to. Now the good. Amazon makes you feel like a human and the welcome seems very genuine. The training in Leadership not only helps you on the job, but also in life. If you go with a negative attitude, you will leave with one so my advice is to go expecting great things from Amazon. You get what you are out of life. Amazon gives you the best perks for it so take the time to get to know your job, learn, learn, learn, and move up in the company. You will quickly see a Tier 1 Associate move to a Tier 3 in a matter of weeks or months. It's truly up to you. Safety is the number 1 priority along with the customer and the associates are a team no matter what your pay grade is. No one looks down on you and I love that. If they do, it doesn't show. So apply and take your life to the next level.

    Cons

    Miscommunication at the initial hiring stage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give so much training in 1 day.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Health Insurance, consistent work, overtime pay

    Cons

    Other employees, boring tedious work


  5. "Catalog Associate employee Chennai"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catalog Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Catalog Associate in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good see an experience in amazon.com. Nothing to do with career.

    Cons

    Slow growth, less hike, same monotonous job.

    Advice to Management

    For freshers joining this post is okay. But don't continue more than 1 year.


  6. "Its always fun to work at Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    A free work environment, good company to start off the career

    Cons

    Need to raise the hiring standards, specially at the manager level


  7. "Slavery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    The pay and benefits and PTO

    Cons

    The hours and the high expectation for you to complete outrageous task in a little amount of time.

  8. "very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    very friendly staff and good work environment

    Cons

    i don't have any cons


  9. "A Decent Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People really seem to get along, at least that was how it was at SAT2 in San Marcos. There are some rewarding and fun position opportunities as well that include critical thinking and solving problems.

    Cons

    The management was decent at times and horrific at others. They split three shifts when it comes to fulltime, including Backhalf (Su-We), Backhalf (We-Sa), and Doenut (M,T,Th,F); this results in separate management between SU-W and W-SA, and their expectations were worlds apart. This strife caused huge miscommunication and stress between both shifts of employees as they overlapped. Management also cherry picked who they liked as employees and distributed opportunities based on favoritism and not merit. Many positions are absolutely monotonous and soul sucking, not to mention employer expectations were often lacking insight on actual productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your communication across management teams and treat your employees more equally.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on where you work within Amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the overall culture of AMZN and the opportunity to work with so many talented and intelligent people. The location also can't be beat...simply put, Seattle is awesome!

    Cons

    Everything depends on the manager and department you work in at Amazon. Unfortunately, there's no way to accurately vet that before joining. While the culture is strong throughout the company, it isn't strong enough to avoid the scenarios of poor ego focused managers. While that's not unique to AMZN, it can be magnified with the type A personalities that are attracted and recruited to AMZN.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is significantly better than what it was a few years ago and I believe that is a direct result of a focus from management. So many talented people have left in the past because of a poor work environment, but it has changed....so, stay the course!


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