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Updated February 11, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. "good job"

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    • 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


  2. "Favorite Place I've Ever Worked"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly Solid Job"

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    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.


  4. "Software Development Engineering Intern"

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    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


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

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    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!


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

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    • 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.


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

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "WORK HARD PLAY HARD"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Best physical workout you will ever have in your life (outside of being a bodybuilder )

    Cons

    If you're not in shape it's going to hurt a little. OK a lot but you won't die


  9. Helpful (2)

    "One of the worst places ever"

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    Former Employee - Sorter in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Sorter in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Good for people with no social lives
    Good for those that Don't mind serious manual labor for chump change
    (Speaking as a sorter on the graveyard shift)
    Drivers usually are nice if you take the time to load the trucks correctly.

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Messy
    Supervisors only seem to start helping when someone has the gall to stop the line once everyone is litterally burried in boxes
    Virtually no benefits
    No sick days
    No holidays
    Need I say more?

    Advice to Management

    Stop upping the package count until you are sure that you have the people to handle it.
    Stop punishing people who care if the packages actually get to the destination in one piece
    Maybe have some different schedule for holidays so at least some people get to spend it with family.
    Be involved before things get so messy that it is litterally a race against the clock!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good for temps."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting pay for employees.

    Cons

    it's hard to get in permanent.

    Advice to Management

    Find incentives for employees.


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