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Amazon San Diego Reviews

Updated December 15, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2517 reviews)

  • "I have no work life balance issues" (in 523 reviews)

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  1. "Fast Paced and Competative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Lead in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Large company with opportunity to grow
    -Competitive pay with stock options
    -Opens a lot of doors for networking

    Cons

    -Big transitions happening right now, easy to get lost in the sea of faces
    -If you're not cutthroat you will not advance
    -For the world's wealthiest company under the world's wealthiest man, they could stand to take better care of their employees (401k, actual raises after positive reviews, fostering some kind of positive work environment etc...)

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people.


  2. "It was Amazing to work there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had lots of health benefits

    Cons

    They took too long to promote you or increase your salary

    Advice to Management

    Increase rate of promotion

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Slave work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    The company pays out weekly

    Cons

    Amazon needs to use machines to work the factory and sorting because they are not paying the employees enough and get harassed to move faster. The company doesn't care about their employees. They only care about getting the packages to the customers on time. But half the time the company equipment doesn't even work in order to perform the duties accurately. Many managers have no idea what is going on or if they are even old enough to be in those positions. Everyone has bad attitudes and are very disrespectful. The company only looks at numbers so no matter how hard you work, upper management will never know if your numbers are not high. The management targets employees and speaks to them as if they are children. You will be more happier and have more respect working at a fast food restaurant. At least it will make since why children are in upper management. If you do not want to be pissed and annoyed all the time, I suggest looking elsewhere. This company is a step away from slavery. Worst company ever!

    Advice to Management

    Learn morals and respect for other human beings.


  4. "Fulfillment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very safety conscious and good at on-the-job training.

    Cons

    Virtually no time off at all. They expect maximum work out of employees without returning the favor in terms of bonuses, raises, or promotions. Very bad about nitpicking output rates.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging employees and allow them to do the work without the constant fear of messing up. Look at overall output numbers of a shift.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "AWS - Hard work, freedom to shine"

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

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

    Pros

    1) Risk taking and new ideas are strongly encouraged.
    2) Treated like an adult, freedom to do you job as you know how, not micro-managed. You are given reins to excel.
    3) Stock incentives and sign-on bonuses fantastic (but salary only so-so)
    4) Everyone here is outstanding -- helpful, engaged, whip smart. You will think to yourself "How did they let me in here?"
    5) Very strong focus on customers and making their businesses better. It is a winning formula, as evidenced by tremendous growth of AWS.
    6) Strong culture of the Leadership Principles (Google it). They are lived every day. If you want to win a debate/discussion with other employees, remind them how their position is not in keeping with a specific LP. Works almost every time.
    7) Huge career opportunities. AWS is growing so fast, we have hundreds of openings. Moving around is supported.

    Cons

    1) Salary is so-so. At some point you will max out (but at least for me, the stock incentives and sign-on bonuses -- think multiples of a year's salary -- more than make up for not getting an extra 5-10% in the paycheck).
    2) You will work hard, very hard. You can take PTO and vacations, but you have to protect them and not get caught in a trap of 24x7. If you remind them you need a break, managers will support you being away.
    3) All your friends will ask you for discounts on Amazon goods. Little do they know employees barely get any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture!


  6. "Learning Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Learning Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, promotion, pay, and the people.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Empoye Beware, Favoritism Ahead!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - FC Associate I in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I have none to give.

    Cons

    If you like kissing butt to get ahead you'll love working for Amazon, everyone else stay clear!

    The amount of favoritism in this company is sicking, and HR is useless.

    Advice to Management

    I can't give my advice here or this post would get taken down.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amazon Sortation Associate; A Mistake"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly Pay
    Website system to call off (certain amount of time quarterly)

    Cons

    They work you like a modern day slave.
    They care more about the business than welfare of people

    Don’t work this job unless it’s temporary

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary great workplace nothing is wrong

    Cons

    not diversed enough it takes a long time to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    best company to work for


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Favorite Place I've Ever Worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible people, exciting projects, much better work life balance than Amazon gets credit for.

    Cons

    Large corporations can be challenging to navigate and Amazon is no exception. Internal tools can be challengin


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