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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to work hard and have fun along the way"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Love the culture and how the leadership principles are taken into account of for every project. Everything here works on a self service model, you want something, you work on it. Freedom to go build things is amazing. The breadth and variety of career opportunities internally is wide and overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Work can be challenging, you will have to push yourself harder but what is the fun in doing non challenging work everyday.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "The most back stabbing environment I ever worked at."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Above average pay and salary.

    Cons

    I took a protected leave of absence from Amazon while I was away my newly appointment manager was tasked to discover issues with my performance by conducting interviews of my coworkers. When I came back from a protected medical leave my position had been given to new hires. I wrote a free book about my experience working at Amazon. The book is called Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. The book is free and published under...

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    Advice to Management

    Read the book

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Web Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Awesome ability to learn and take ownership.

    Cons

    Growing very quickly, a lot of re-organization.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Unethical Slave Ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Money...Great pay, sign on bonus, and RSU's.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Long hours (12-15) on average 6 days a week. During PEAK (up to 16 hours) preferably 7 days a week. The company retention is horrible. People, health, and safety are put last. Very racist environment, and leaders are extremely unethical. It's all about making numbers, at whatever cost.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership training, and diversity.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Software Development Engineer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fast paced stimulating projects with BIG impact (My project was being used routinely as soon as I built v1.0, which also shows you how fast things move) - Knowledgeable managers and engineers who trust me and push me to my limits - Extremely competitive pay (Bay Area intern pay is higher than Seattle) - Great intern (luxury) housing option or housing stipend ($12k before tax/$7k after tax)

    Cons

    - Teams can vary - some teams move pretty slowly with internal bureaucracy while others (like mine) move super fast and ship products routinely - For fast teams like mine, it's not for everyone. Be very prepared to learn quickly and sometimes put in longer hours as a result - if you're here to learn and grow fast you'll love it, if you're here just for the paycheck you'll hate it - Teams vary on sociability, but my...

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    Advice to Management

    -Allow interns to speak to potential managers and projects before assigning them to a team. It provides more variety and tailors closer to each intern's interests. - Hold some intern events, albeit frugality will probably prevent it.

  6. "A place where you make real impact."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I am very happy with Amazon's alive enviroment. You never need to think what you are doing or what's your impact. You can just go with the flow.

    Cons

    Payroll is good, but side benefist are not as great as other tech giants.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Support engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The culture is alot different than most tech companies

  8. "If you're going into EHS - think twice"

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    Former Employee - EHS Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They have great stock options

    Cons

    The building you get assigned to work in will make or break your career and ability to move forward. Its a lot about kissing up to people instead of doing what right. You don't get enough one-on-one training from the beginning, then they throw you in the fire, they will expect you to survive with no cuts or bruises despite voicing that you're struggling, and will come full circle with hell on you when you aren't performing...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat the people you hire with more respect and understanding. Someone's job title shouldn't determine what level of decency they are owed when having a conversation.

  9. "Responsible"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Being in a social environment!

    Cons

    Dealing with the bad city traffic.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company foster learning, professional development and work life harmony"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely Talented people to work with Great Benefits and Competitive Compensation Stocks keeps going up, so does your salary as you are partly paid in RSUs

    Cons

    Bad Press (Thank you Senator Bernie)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and don't listen to Bernie or Trump. They are both Washington rats running on assumptions, lies and bitterness.

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