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Pros
  • Learn a lot of things and good working environment (in 327 reviews)

  • There are a lot of smart people in aws (in 737 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is not easy here (in 1452 reviews)

  • No work life balance around the holidays (in 313 reviews)

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  1. "Data engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer II in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Data Engineer II in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Lots of ptos and floating
    Holidays and health insurance covers well done and the future of the future

    Cons

    Too many off hour job. Manager is too focus on details and too many orders for the future of the future and


  2. "Operations"

    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 full-time

    Pros

    great pay and growth to the top

    Cons

    always working no weekends just work


  3. "Modern day sweat shop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance is good if you can afford it at the low rate of pay

    Cons

    Extremely abusive management towards employees .No matter how hard you work they're never satisfied .Publicly humiliate employees bye name and work station over PA system so the whole building can here .and the Pay Rate is horrible $10.50 an hour is not a rate that you can live off unless you still live with your parents an don't have bill's an a family to support.worst place ive ever worked in my life !!

    Advice to Management

    You need to grow up an treat your employees with respect .And quit harrasing them constantly !!!!


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  5. "Software Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    IT has awesome work environment .

    Cons

    Sometimes too much to do rather than focusing on one.


  6. "Great Benefits, Terrible Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Fullfilment Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Are the only Pros of this Job.

    Cons

    Health, Lifestyle, Stressful & Poor management

    Advice to Management

    Maturity & straight forward Communication is needed.


  7. "Amazon picker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Picker in Plainfield, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off, non pay time off, area to microwave food

    Cons

    Heat in summer time, lack of communication with others


  8. "Overall great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Majority of the leaders/managers are pretty good. Amazon hires the typical "alpha male" personalities, but everyone gets along and works well with each other.
    Typical work week in Operations is 4 days on and 3 days off.

    Cons

    A lot of politics when it comes to promoting. If you meet/surpass standards with your shift, are a good leader, are respected by the associates, your peers, and your superiors), but do not do anything to "showcase" yourself or do anything to make the company better, you will not get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the micromanaging to a minimum.


  9. "Department Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Returns Lead in Shepherdsville, KY
    Former Employee - Returns Lead in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, shift work, ok benefits

    Cons

    Large company that tends to lose cultural happiness


  10. "Cool Company"

    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 full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Interesting company.

    Cons

    Somewhat have to fend for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more.


  11. "Software Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Amazon we are given the opportunity to own the part of the business we are responsible for and drive it forward in the manner in which we think will drive the best results. You work with amazing people and focus on the biggest challenges in the industry with global scope.

    Cons

    Leadership is hit and miss with some amazing leaders scattered across the company, and an number of poor leaders in key positions. The great part is, however, that Amazon is huge and movement is encouraged, so you can shop around for the great leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in leadership training to drive consistency across the organization and ensure those that are promoted from within are not dependent on potentially bad leaders to become successful leaders.



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