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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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    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 (1)

    "Lack of structure for part timers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Allowance of part time work while going to school is very helpful to those trying to pursue their careers
    -Flexible scheduling though it mostly depends on if you get the schedule you want
    -Great HR team that handles queries on a timely basis

    Cons

    -A good amount of favoritism present in the company though that's usually present wherever you work
    -Strict scheduling to adhere to despite having a flexible schedule
    -Breaks are almost non existent during the shift
    -A lot of individuals slack off and sometimes it goes unnoticed and/or managers turn a blind eye from it

    Advice to Management

    -Give proper breaks to your employees. As an employee in a sort center, 10 minutes is not enough for a break especially since this is a laborious position. California law does state that 10 minute breaks after every 4 hours are given but if you give the right amount for break time (15 minutes) for your employees, then for sure you'll be more productive during the shift
    -Hire the right managers. I see managers constantly on their phones and monitoring numbers and statistics on their computers rather than helping out associates along the shift. I understand that you have to meet a quota but your part of the sort center as well, please do the work alongside your employees. For those managers that actually do, thank you for your assistance
    -Give acknowledgement to your employees because this position isn't easy. Rather than lecturing for 5 minutes on the "urgency" of a specific task, praise them for doing a job well done and ask if they need assistance. Little things like that go along way with your employees
    -Proper incentives to your employees would be nice
    -Follow work methodologies of companies like Google, Microsoft, etc. I know it's not an apple to apple comparison because this position isn't related to the tech industry but if you follow the Ways of Working from those companies, then not only will your employees be happy but you'll have done a great job in meeting quotas, increasing productivity etc. What I mean by this is, let your employees do the work for you rather than micro managing (which there is a lot of in the sort center). Of course, that means that you have to give the right amount of power to the ones that deserve it and you know won't abuse that power


  4. "Awful Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks and Discounts, vending bucks for the vending machine

    Cons

    Rude Associates, Lots of Drama, Lazy Associates, Favoritism, Rude and Lazy HR, Poor work and Attendance ethics, you can't even be close to dying without getting terminated for that because they don't allow call offs/calling in sick.


  5. "Amazon Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is $14.25 an hour at SSF location, don't have to deal with customers

    Cons

    Quota, culture sucks, hours are horrible, employee discount is a joke, feel like a wageslave, depressing environment, dead-end job

    Advice to Management

    Train new employees better, have better culture, longer breaks for part time employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give free food. Also they're raffle are okay but I notice the ambassador always win

    Cons

    The always flex up! The twilight shift is worse because it the middle shift and usually the busiest. There's always packages on the floor and people always walking over them. Also people don't scan or open the pallets right and usually that mess everything up. Also there's this upt (unpaid time off) you get 20hours.If you leave an hour before the flex up, you get 1 hour taken off.


  7. "Hard work"

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    Former Intern - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot, great name. Really get a chance to move up fast and make a lot of great connections.

    Cons

    Long hours and not always given all the tools to succeed, often a need to invent yourself and make the best of a situation.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. 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).


  9. "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


  10. "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


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