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Updated January 11, 2018
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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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    • 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. "Not worth the pay amount"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone works together, Free snacks once a week, holiday pay

    Cons

    Made us carry heavy boxes by ourselves and move them quickly even if it was labeled as Heavy/Teamwork. Managers would snap their fingers at us to make us work faster

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are respectful

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "...Amazonian"

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    Former Contractor - DCO Datacenter Operative in Hayward, CA
    Former Contractor - DCO Datacenter Operative in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as a contractor

    Pros

    Great pay, better suck out every last penny you can get outta them as a contractor. Great resume entry too.

    Cons

    There's a reason why full time Amazon employees are called "Amazonians" because the workplace feels like a jungle and everyone acts like animals. You have virtually zero chances to covert unless you somehow became friends with the management when you were working with them in the past. They exercise none of the companies "leadership principles" but then expect you to adhere every aspect of your life to them. Every move you make feels watched, knowing that you're disposable means that they can shaft you at any moment for any unspecified reason.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop hiring people, no one wants to work in a vicious place full of animals and rancid politics, even if it has good pay. The problems this organization is too rooted into the system to be repaired. All it takes is a critical bus function to go down and you'll see everyone's true colors.


  5. "Sort associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Sortation Associate in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is challenging with fun co workers

    Cons

    14 an hour and you work hard

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay match rivals


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Amazing company which loves Builders and Innovators like no other Bay Area Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Startup BD Team"

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    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Researcher"

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    • 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.


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great working with coworkers and friends

    Cons

    Management is terrible and needs improvement.


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