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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. "Good side job for college students"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay - Fast paced which makes shifts fly by - Wear whatever clothes you want as long as it is safe

    Cons

    - If you do not like moving around the entire shift then this job is not for you

    Advice to Management

    Create a better scan rate reward system as younger people are lifting heavier boxes which slows down our scan rate. This makes it hard to compete with the older crowd who just scan jiffies the entire time.

  3. 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

  4. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Fillfilment Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, fun work environment, Equal Opportunity Employer and Seniors friendly.

    Cons

    More full-time jobs, provide winter vests, Access badge glitches

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard, constant work, decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, active job, pretty lenient

    Cons

    Can be slow, they can cut your hours by asking you to leave early, boring at times, no cell phone use

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cut throat environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people you can work with. A good place to learn a lot

    Cons

    Leadership encourages cutthroat atmosphere. Everyone looks out for them selves. And finds every opportunity to climb by stepping on others. Peers won’t hesitate to put you down in order to look good. Lack of ownership

    Advice to Management

    Discourage cutthroat mentality. Stop team members from pushing each other down especially with leadership visibility and other business partners.

  7. "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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Shuttle Bus Driver in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, close to home no commute and very nice environment

    Cons

    Taking on a day by my self with out a coworker

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