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Amazon San Diego Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  1. "Great company --even after 1 year"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. "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.


  4. "Sucks"

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    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


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Terrific place to work"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good part time job"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sourcing Recruiter"

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

    I have been working at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, passionate colleagues everywhere you look. I'm particularly impressed at how connected and invested the businesses are to the recruiting efforts, which isn't always the case as many tech companies. In many organizations, recruiting is a necessary evil, and the results show. Here at Amazon, from the top down, recruiting is an absolute priority and the key business leaders back it up with their own very hands-on participation.

    Cons

    As many reviews have stated before, this company is not for the faint of heart. If you need constant reassurance, pats on the back and guidance to take even the smallest of steps forward, Amazon is not the place for you. It's not lacking in support, it's just incredibly fast-paced and DIY in nature and not everyone is suited for that type of environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for excellence and living up to the Leadership Principles.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It's a mixed bag. Love and hate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager Level V in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager Level V in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The paycheck is good. Day 1 feels like you can accomplish anything. Relocation package is Amazing. Travel in the first year.

    Cons

    Every day is not day 1 when you aren't supported by the support teams and don't get answers from SR. Leadership. Empty guarantees for things your building needs. No team building events.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Stop setting them up to fail. We are all human and deserve respect. Connections is a popularity contest.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working at due to the fact that I enjoy working more then 8 hours, I liked my job and the employees, there are two shifts: morning and evening, so you can pick according to your flexibility!

    Cons

    Management needs to pay attention all the workers equally, co-workers were friendly but managers sometimes get rude.


  10. "Shift Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely innovative company and intelligent co workers

    Cons

    Training program is not sufficient to meet the companies demands and expectations

    Advice to Management

    Remember not to throw your team into the flames, you need to develop and train people to meet the expectations


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