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Updated December 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and good work office (in 445 reviews)

  • I feel empowered working at Amazon and I have a great work life balance (in 382 reviews)

Cons
  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2077 reviews)

  • No work life balance at the FC, unless you are senior level (in 436 reviews)

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  1. "Mostly Solid Job"

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

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

    Pros

    Take Care of you, nice, reasonable, genuine and passionate about what they do. morning shift is best. paid well for what you do. benefits are awesome for a part time job. I really enjoy the work. Get fit, lost 20 lbs., Pros, definitely out weight the cons 80-20.

    Cons

    some managers are weird, indifferent, depressed, checked out, but mainly due to demand for amazon to deliver. have to not be offended by everyones imperfections. It does get stressful sometime and busy, but its fun that way. Time flys, paid well for what you do. job is dead end if you want full time and to move up. You'll have to move to a different amazon location. work becomes unchallenging after 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    please don't hustle and rush your team when they are clearly working. could work on manager employee relationship development.


  2. "Software Development Engineering Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern

    Pros

    - Amazing experience working on a project that was interesting
    - Team was new, vibrant, and super helpful
    - Manager was easy to contact and communicate with

    Cons

    - I worked in a smaller office so I missed out on any and all Intern events

  3. "Best job I've ever had. NY Times article totally not what I experience"

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

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

    Pros

    -2 weeks of vacation first year
    -3 weeks of vacation after first year
    -smart colleagues and supervisors with can-do attitude
    -excellent compensation and benefits package
    -people are very nice and collaborative, rather than competitive. strong feeling of team-ness
    -leadership has incentive to push you forward so your manager is on your side when it comes time to promotion
    -there's a formal mentorship program that everyone is encouraged to participate
    -people do fun stuff outside of work together such as play soccer in a company team
    -flexible work hours
    -can bring dog to work
    -free gym
    -free parking
    -free snacks

    Cons

    -do not get long Christmas-New Year vacation, or Thanksgiving, or most "normal" holidays like Veterans day so your time off doesn't automatically coincides with non-Amazonians
    -software, data storage, etc. unorganized. this makes the learning curve steep when starting the job
    -it's a big company and working with teams across the country or the world can be challenging at times. You're expected to make it work--no excuses. It's good and bad, obviously

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Amazon is an adventure, make the most of it to grow yourself exponentially"

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

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

    Pros

    Intense, passionate co-workers who will push you to deliver your very best each day on behalf of our customers. The opportunity to pioneer and build something that didn't exist before; a rare opportunity at this scale in any industry. Work backwards from the customer's needs/challenges to solve their problems without constraining yourself and unleashing your ability to Think Big

    Cons

    Amazon offers numerous opportunities to work on all sorts of interesting things - keeping yourself in check with your work/life ratio that works for you at each phase of your professional life is critical.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay true to the Amazon Leadership Principles. Promote and grow talent internally. Keep the bar exceptionally high, especially for external hires in senior positions that are new to the Amazon culture.


  5. "Great company --even after 1 year"

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

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

    Pros

    Great ownership at grass root levels of engineering
    no bureaucracy [not at levels that impact the engineering community]
    Most of the management works in line with the company's aligned goals
    Management at VP level cares for employees genuinely
    great autonomy
    great work ethic amongst peers

    Cons

    no tuition reimbursement
    no cash bonus after 2nd year -only stock grants
    not enough stock grants

    Advice to Management

    increase the stock grants
    incorporate automatic tuition reimbursement program
    incorporate extra cash bonus after 3rd year or so.. or increase the stock numbers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced, good team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay for what you work for.

    Cons

    The managers have no professionalism. They will take out their frustration on whoever tries to ask them a question or ask the for help. They don't care to call you and talk to you in private. The will shout, scold and get angry at your supervisors in front of other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Amazon needs to get you all some basic training on how to be a good manager and supervisor


  7. "Internet retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Self Employed in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Self Employed in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock options. Hiring bonus. No real dress code.

    Cons

    100% on feet. 11+ hours a day. Poor management/leadership. Ambiguous expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Read "how to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie.

  8. "Sucks"

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this place

    Cons

    Its all messed up there whole system they hire new people show them around for 2 days and expect the vets to pick up the slack and fix there errors (new people) the managers just sit and stare and computers rarely check on employees if your a slacker and dont like to work this is the place for you you can hide out and never get called out on it. Plus the pay is ridiculous it took a whole month so I can get paid I already quit and they still owe me days from first started working I dont recommend this place.

    Advice to Management

    Seek out hard working managers and ambassadors that actually know the job and know how to explain it


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Terrific place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Management and hourly employees are both friendly and easy to work with. They don't expect you to be Superman for your first couple of weeks; they give you time to learn the procedures. The break area is clean with a nice big HD TV and the vending machines have low prices ($1.00 for a 20 oz. Dr. Pepper). The whole group is like one big happy family.

    Cons

    There are no negatives at my warehouse. Everyone gets along fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've been doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good part time job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, above minimum wage starting pay

    Cons

    Bad hours, part time has few hours less than 30 hours per week, not much advancement opportunity, no benefits or raises for part time employees


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