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Updated December 8, 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. "Fast-Paced work environment with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Recruiting Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -lots of work
    -free lunch
    -a lot of opportunity for overtime
    -gained experience in a variety of things pertaining to staffing

    Cons

    -some may think it was too much work but it all depends on the person, I personally enjoy having a lot to do. There should be a good balance though between work and personal life

    Advice to Management

    none right now


  2. "Best professional experience of my career - AWS"

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

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

    Pros

    After spending time at a couple start-ups, it's nice to work for a company with a great product, strong leadership and amazing innovation. Amazon also has a culture of providing very direct and honest feedback. If you like fluffy reviews and trophies for doing your job, then this isn't the place for you.

    Cons

    Very little promotion happens, so the job you get hired for will likely be your only job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on innovating!

  3. "Amazing company which loves Builders and Innovators like no other Bay Area Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Keep learning at any age
    You are at the cutting edge of technology
    Innovating and Building
    Working with the Brightest and Smartest Professionals

    Cons

    You have to keep reading and improving yourself to keep up with the fast pace of Innovation
    Long hours that will test your Commitment and Passion to address Customer Issues

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better process to identify folks like us who are not vocal and political to get rewards. Please encourage management to value past experiences for better roles.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Startup BD Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing team of people worldwide.
    An opportunity to work with the mot exciting startup around.
    Interesting projects that let you stretch beyond your 'day job.'
    Fast paced environment with resources to do meaningful work.

    Cons

    Not a place to come if you are looking to hide out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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    "Researcher"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated individuals.
    Strong culture and process.
    Work is focused on substance, not fluff.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel like no one owns the product - instead the process is control, so it can be hard to bring your vision to life if you feel strongly about what the product can/should be.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of challenging problems
    - Smart, driven people
    - Collaborative environment

    Cons

    - Work life balance
    - No perks like big companies


  7. "Great Comp"

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    Current Employee - Prime Member in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Prime Member in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    Always Fun and Informative and I Left eBay for Amazon. Definitely My New Go To Place.

    Cons

    Not Too Many Bad Things

  8. "Responsibility + Empowerment"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of responsibility and are empowered to push code to production

    Cons

    Can be a lot of work at times


  9. "Become Part of History!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazon is growing and innovating at a rapid pace; if you enjoy growth, innovation and want to be part of history, there's no place like Amazon right now!

    Cons

    If you don't like taking ownership, if you don't like being empowered, this is not the place for you!


  10. "Territory Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    AWS is an outstanding technology with the full force of Amazon's brand recognition driving customer adoption. Highly driven and smart group that is open to leading with the best ideas versus seniority. High pay is also a major plus.

    Cons

    Lots of competing internal goals and projects to focus on. Need to be able to discern what priorities really matter. Expectation is that new hires start with the tools they need to complete their job. Can be great for some hires and overwhelming to others.

    Advice to Management

    I'm lucky to have a great manager. I've seen others that were lateral hires that might not have the internal know how needed to empower their employees. Keep promoting from within to hire managers that have mastery in the core job expectations.


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