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Updated December 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Area Managers learn a lot in their first two years but it is fast paced (in 432 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 358 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not easy to maintain (in 2007 reviews)

  • There is nearly no work life balance (in 424 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits/Communication Barriers"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision/LTD/STD, Employees are given stock, Generous time off, Paid Holidays

    Cons

    Horrible Communication between departments, Vision for building has changed at least 3 times in the past year, fav oritism, career growth is not easy, pay is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Better Communication between departments, dont overwork your veteran workers, sent hourly wage higher, set a better way to advance career growth for all associates


  2. "Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    great entry job. benefits. stocks.

    Cons

    management is not on the same page

  3. "Warehouse Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Leading packing lines at Amazon looks good on a resume and interview for better jobs

    Cons

    Job itself is completely dead with no room to move up into other positions compared to similar warehouses


  4. "Operations Driven and HR Governed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    High Pay but it's promissory - i.e., restricted stock units that begin to vest at month 25 when the sign-on bonus is about to expire. Carrot on a stick tactic to make it difficult to want to leave (if you're predominately motivated by money)

    Cons

    Detrimental to quality of life outside of work. High rate of burnout. Leverage veterans only to exploit their proven track record of high performance. High rate of attrition. People are easily expendable and college yearly recruitment is high. Operations driven. Development and hiring the best does not occur. PIPs leveraged to frighten employees. HR governs behind the scenes, but has no understanding of operations and only works M-F daylight hours.


  5. "It’s ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Picker in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off and unpaid time off available from day one. Benefits are ok.

    Cons

    My only con is the amount of time involved in a shift.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps you should recommend specific shoes and play music.


  6. "IT Support Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Schertz, TX
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Schertz, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel with competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Work is too repetitive, and non very technical related.


  7. "Competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    You have a chance to learn a great deal, if you know who to ask and when. There are tremendous opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    They spoon-feed you training necessary to perform the immediate task you were hired to do, and despite their "safety first" drumbeat, your rate and quality are what they promote and fire for.

    They forbid you from taking a second job, or from working off-the-clock, but then they demand intellectual property over things you create off-the-clock.

    They train you, but also tie your hands to an unconscionable noncompete.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to "Invent & Simplify"

  8. "It is what it is. Second job only"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Worked with school schedule, met some great people.

    Cons

    Do not like to pay you what you deserve even if they move you to another job assignment


  9. "Get ready to work for it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Producer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Producer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super talent people, everyone on the creative side is super bright, invested and is in it to win. Incredible benefits, probably the best pay in the city.

    Cons

    Enormous amounts of unchecked work. There is no balance. If you want this job in this city, you will need to work 50-70+ hours a week for it. If not, you can and will be easily replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to attract and keep creative talent. People need a minute to breath between projects. Creative people need to be creative outside work to thrive. 60+ hours as a norm doesn’t allow for that. Everyone knows the best employee performance isn’t gained with more hours. Ease back on the demands, push back on the unorganized, crap projects that frantic junior PMs rush at you, and you could easily build a world class internal shop. Without this, I’m afraid it’s just another high paying tech job.


  10. "FC Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Voluntary time off allows for some schedule flexibility

    Cons

    Limited break and lunch times considering the 10-11 hour work days


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