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Updated February 20, 2018
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  • While my work-life balance is great - others are having a different experience (in 2134 reviews)

  • Sometimes no work life balance and manager will not let you work overtime (in 444 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing culture, amazing people, and tremendous opportunity!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Amazon < 1yr but I can firmly say that the company invests so much in its people from day-one, and everyone at the company is extremely friendly, intelligent and on top of their game. Contrary to other reports that Amazon exhibits a poor work-life balance , so far I have seen a sincere effort to maintain a good work-life balance. Amazonians truly do live and breathe the 14 leadership principles in their day-to-day decisions. Finally, I would say Amazon is a place where you build a career not hold a "job".

    Cons

    The mac laptop that Solutions Architects get is too small, and my windows laptop could be a bit more feature-rich while still being frugal. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering a culture in which the leadership principles are extremely pronounced in day-to-day decisions and in everything that we do - from the smallest to the biggest. Also, keep hiring the best!


  2. "Sr. Investigation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Investigation Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit packages, stock options, and 401k. Amazon generally promotes within which is nice, but depends on your manager. They make it easy to change positions within the company which is nice because it allows you to become a very well rounded employee.

    Cons

    Many managers are unfortunately hired externally and with no experience in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are trying to promote your employees that are your directs, because after managing them you will want them to grow, don't undercut your directs like many Amazon managers do.

  3. "Brand Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Amazon you work with really talented people that will help excel your development and open new doors in the future. It is a fast moving company that works off quick educated decision making. If you are a competitive person who wants to constantly learn then Amazon is an excellent place to work. There is plenty of opportunity to grow in your career here and move jobs every 1.5 years or so.

    Cons

    With the competition that is a part of Amazon, comes high expectations and an aggressive workload. Some people cannot handle the expectations making it a tough fit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop employees by focusing on next steps and how your current job plays into your future career goals. Developing talent is important and Amazon focuses on that, but important not to lose sight of it.


  4. "Field Transportation Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Transportation Specialist

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent and you receive discounts on several things.

    Cons

    The base pay sucks. They claim to pay a competitive wage, but several warehouses in the area start they're employees off 2-3 dollars for doing the same job. Most of management are college students who've never had a job before let alone being in charge of anything.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited Growth potential and an incredible culture in a corporate office

    Cons

    High stress and you never feel like you can get to everything that needs to be done


  6. "Exciting Company to Work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Investigations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of perks, great co-workers and team leaders and excellent work enviroment

    Cons

    There are none, everything is perfect

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making Amazon the best company in the world


  7. "Loss Prevention Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are awesome opportunities for growth and promotion with a flexible schedule. Input on how to improve the business is very well received.

    Cons

    There isn't much formal training at the lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some form of formal training to new hires in the loss prevention field to better serve the organization.

  8. "Brand Specialist SVS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist SVS in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Brand Specialist SVS in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure, given a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    Reactive, short-term focused business - often feels like a wash, rinse, repeat/laundry list type of job


  9. "Control System Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Moreno, Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Control Systems Specialist in Moreno, Riverside, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits, good training easy to get prommted always room for improvement.

    Cons

    They hired a lot of technician that has no experience a no clue regarding their job descriptions.

    Advice to Management

    Hired most technical applicant that has more experience in the maintenance environment.


  10. "Yard specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yard Specialist in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Yard Specialist in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    Pay and great benefits for you

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work