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Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "-"

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    Current Freelancer - Freelancer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Freelancer - Freelancer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Creative. Growth. Benefits. Intelligent and talented people. Interesting.

    Cons

    No cons at least in my case.


  2. "AWS is an awesome company to work !"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyday is a new learning , AWS is amazing in terms how they innovate . Totally loving it.

    Cons

    Could not find any till date

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Team"

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

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

    Pros

    LOTS of extremely skilled colleagues to learn from.
    Moving at an incredible pace.
    Leadership principles are pervasive in the culture and make a lot of sense. Everyone is 'rowing in the same direction'

    Cons

    Initial learning curve is steep. They expect hard work (not really a con though).


  4. "Principal Solutions Architect"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation, smart people, fast and furious, start up mentality

    Cons

    Growing too fast, too many resources and groups, hard to navigate and comprehend who is who, promotion process is too difficult

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and adjust compensation, streamline and foster internal promotions


  5. "Pretty Good Company!"

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    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Amazon Warehouse Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick application and user-friendly
    Upfront
    Room for promotion

    Cons

    Low pay
    Dull work/does not invite the imagination

    Advice to Management

    Give more benefits and opportunities for growth...more training


  6. "Global Alliance Lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong work ethic company were being focused on the customer and working backwards is rewarded. Positive business outcomes for the customer is a key metric.

    Cons

    If you are not self-reliant, self-aware or a self-starter this is not the place for you. The speed at which change occurs is not everyone's cup of tea.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward to drive further innovation. The team is here to deliver.


  7. "Impossible to find shifts"

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    Current Contractor - Amazon Delivery Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Amazon Delivery Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is fun and rewarding.

    Cons

    Near impossible to find shifts. Even swiping/clicking 24/7 won't land you a full 8 hours anymore.

    Advice to Management

    STOP HIRING!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Flex driver"

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    Former Employee - Flex Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Flex Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have flexible schedules and decent pay.

    Cons

    They are so impersonal, all hiring and firing done by anon yous letters, you don't feel human.

    Advice to Management

    Your technology is awful and collects data and then evaluates based on incorrect information and gives no details when saying your performance lacks. This company is the worst!


  9. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience - great company

    Cons

    Overall a great time yay!

    Advice to Management

    None!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Very Fortunate To Work Here but Could Do Better"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent benefits for a tech company including good health care and commuter benefits
    - Fast and innovative projects
    - Great opportunities to own projects on multiple levels
    - Decent career growth

    Cons

    - Women typically make less than men
    - Knowledge of certain systems and seniority are valued higher than treating people with respect (as in someone can call your ideas stupid or you ignorant as long as their justification behind it is fine)
    - Subpar benefits compared to other big name companies

    Advice to Management

    - Give women and men similar salaries - as in don't give women higher projects and more work and then pay her less than her male coworkers
    - Provide equal opportunities to deserving employees


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