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Amazon San Jose Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Janitor"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Stocking in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Store Stocking in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was very easy and every one was team.

    Cons

    Job was very demanding and got exhausted sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Very good


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazon is innovation company. They always open for new ideas and drive for the best.

    Cons

    Not allow working from home

    Advice to Management

    New manager needs to take onsite training course to know how to be a productive manager

  3. "Amazing!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is amazing, really fun and i feel like i can succeed at Amazon in my professional role.

    On a daily basis you get challenged and it is interesting to see how you can grow so much not just professionally but personally you learn a lot and they really focus on process improvement and your ideas get heard openly.

    Cons

    Management tends to be messy sometimes and communication is not the best.

    I have encountered some bad hiring decisions on recruitments end

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and selection process.


  4. "customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than a year)

    Pros

    on time and must complete on time

    Cons

    flexible and good pay, don't need to deal with customer

    Advice to Management

    treat employees more friendly


  5. "Area Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most innovative companies this century.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough

    Advice to Management

    Grow sustainably with your employee's well being as the most important


  6. "Just a thought"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courier Driver in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Courier Driver in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    delivering packages and being in the car all day, also waking up early in the morning to get a start in your day!

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is sitting in traffic once the time hits, you just can't move and go you have to wait in the vehicle till your next stop

    Advice to Management

    If suggest communication, communicate with your employees more than making them wait decades.


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate/Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Associate/Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full benefit and easy to get the job.

    Cons

    Physical job and short breaks and lunch time

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fast paced and intense"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High value on getting things done. Company is open to new product ideas, and willing to take chances. Good place for new grads to gain a lot of experience quickly.

    Cons

    Management can be abusive. No consideration for work life balance. Internal competition borders on being cut throat. CEO never gets the true picture from upper management. Too much sanitization of the message.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership principles are great, but they're only applied selectively. For example disagree and commit is used to reprimand employees. Too much emphasis is placed on bias for action not enough on teamwork and being right.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees get a lot of autonomy to try new ideas/projects/etc. If you have a good manager and are working within a good group, it can be a great place to work.

    Cons

    too many recruiters stepping over everyone's toes


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on which team your one, you could work like crazy or work a few hours a day.

    Cons

    If your not in seattle, you get 0 benefits. Even when your in seattle is pretty lame on what they give back for employees.

    Advice to Management

    I feel like all the managers take all the year review stocks and give them to themselves and give the employees under them very few. My 3 other coworkers and I under my manager got 24 shares each, while my manager racked in 500+.


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