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Updated October 17, 2017
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  • We get to learn a lot of things on the job (in 410 reviews)

  • It really depends on the individual employees to maintain the work-life balance (in 319 reviews)

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  1. "Order clerk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A friendly environment, safety 1st,good pay

    Cons

    A nice place and people


  2. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    You will have lot of chances to interact with stakeholders inside or outside of the department. Keep yourself challenging and motivating everyday. You have opportunity to work with senior leadership often.

    Cons

    The company is demanding on your result which sometimes can make you overloaded. And career path doesn’t have many options for managers to choose.

    Advice to Management

    The company should consider to have better streamlined guidelines and system towards promotion and compensation system. Also more career development and career path resource for employees. More transparency on management’s decisions do reason of why we are doing this.

  3. "Discrimination in internal growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 days off
    medical from day 1
    Good exposure to youngsters/college students
    ESOP

    Cons

    Discrimination in internal growth which means when u get hired initially as an associate there is no discrimination as they desperately need labourers but if u join with an intention to grow within there is hell lot of discrimination .
    Whites bosses will promote white guys , religious discrimination ( a muslim manager will prefer muslim team members and a Punjabi manager will prefer punjabi team members for promotion) . EVERY DEPARTMENT HAS THESE EXAMPLES IN YYZ4 , Diversity takes back seat here.
    Though for promotion you have interviews with other department managers but the managers are so well connected with each other that they put in a word of who to promote. Basically process and system gaps.
    Also middle aged folks will not grow ( if u are in 40's and 50's), youngsters have a better chance,
    They also don't value your past experience . for example if you have 10 years of experience in finance and there are finance opening, they wont shortlist u or will reject u if u don't have a strong referral or do not butter managers.
    its been frustrating to work here . sometime i feel like sharing all this with the management but get scared they may sack me .
    They cannot recognize talent well for sure !!!
    It is the corporate process and business growth which is running this business because the approach is process oriented and not people oriented except for internal growth.
    Sheer discrimination in internal promotion specially in Brampton YYZ4.

    Low pay rates ( Labour work is worth 17/hr but paid 14.40/hr. Also 3rd level guys are paid less than market.
    Micro management.
    If you have a strong reference you will thrive in Amazon, Talent has no place here !!

    Advice to Management

    Have a robust internal growth process where dependency on people is not there like we have our rates where managers cannot change them .
    interview process should be more in terms of project based than behavioural questions. eg : give a project based questionnaire and give then 1 hr to prepare a small project and present it to ops and HR Team and evaluate them on hands on project not based on question from their past.
    Live in THE present n future not PAST !!!


  4. "One of the best companies to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment that employees work in
    Cab facility
    Good work BUT absolutely no UNWANTED pressure
    The beautiful and spacious interiors
    The proud feeling of working for a firm such as AMAZON
    Everyone is encouraged to come up with new ideas to reduce defects in the process and the appreciation and visibility is excellent.

    Cons

    Most of the food counters at the cafeteria is not healthy at all
    Certain job profiles pay you very less wen compared to smaller firms


  5. "Life at amazon"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Best place for freshers to start their career.
    Plenty of opportunities if you are that kind of person who is self driven and self motivated.
    No short cuts
     ** if you could satisfy amazon's 14 leadership principles one would definitely reach top levels in terms of management
    One of the best work environment in industry.

    Cons

    **Favoritism by senior management when it comes to promotions
    Lack of Professionalism and leadership skills from senior management at times.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to dive deep into employees work standards from time to time
    Abolish favoritism and teach professionalism among mangers and senior associates.


  6. "Amazon warehouse associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Everything is fine jusy little nore work

    Cons

    Too muvh worj to be done in little time


  7. "Recruitment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's a branded name and the work culture is amazing. It's been always happy and special working in Amazon.

    Cons

    The duration of moving to the next level should b removed.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly let us know if there is any walk-in going over there.. We're not getting any email notifications regarding the walk-in, so kindly take this as a request and notify us.

  8. "Good work place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Decent pay Overtime Friendly people Benefits Good management

    Cons

    Not a lot of downsides


  9. "What does it feel like workign at Amazon"

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

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

    Pros

    If you have the passion to do something challenging, this is the place to come to. If you have the ability to get your hands dirty no matter which level, willing to find the right answers to the problems, then you are heading in the right direction. There cannot be anyother place than Amazon

    Cons

    While passion gets you hooked to the job, be careful to strike the right worklife balance, else you may get pulled into long hours. YOu got to be smart and manage your worklife


  10. "Great place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The smartest people I ever worked with. I'm leaning every day I arrive to the office.

    Technological challenges are amazing!

    Cons

    High expectations. Pressure to perform...

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation for the top performers


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