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Amazon Trainer Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time, schedule, management, friendly associates, lots of associate engagement and feedback.

    Cons

    Long holiday hours, took away bonuses and stocks.


  2. "Amazon is a job to have"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Trainer in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've made many friends since starting here over a year ago. This job really thrives on promoting from within and have moved to a position that I have wanted to be in since I started. Lots of hard work and asking the right questions gets you there. They offer great pay, amazing bonus package and the insurance is out of this world.

    Cons

    When I find one I will let you know.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Amazon Web Services"

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    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -They pay you. Not well, but they have never missed a paycheck.

    Cons

    -Managers have no idea what is going on under them, and rarely communicate with one another.
    -The "Frugality" leadership principal is often weaponized to deny compensation.
    -Effectively a cult. If you don't drink the kool-aid you are ostracized.
    -95% of the training organization are alcoholics.
    -Employees treated like cattle. If you aren't overworking yourself, you are fired.

    Advice to Management

    -The LPs should be virtues, not weapons to be used against your employees.
    -Develop the employees you already have rather than spinning the revolving door.


  4. "Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Amnesty Trainer in Edwardsville, IL
    Current Employee - Amnesty Trainer in Edwardsville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, decent wage, will try their best to accommodate the employee

    Cons

    Longer hours, high expectations, too much variation in the process


  5. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Highland, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Highland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401 K benefits, stocks, good culture

    Cons

    too much work to do

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Senior Trainer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and passionate people.

    Cons

    Some long hours and multiple projects.

    Advice to Management

    Educational reimbursement for all employees.


  7. "Magic carpet ride"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Trainer in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits. All from day 1. Lots of diversity, plenty of career paths to choose from.

    Cons

    Certain jobs are more strenuous than others. Some downright exhausting.

  8. "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to teach you new things

    Cons

    I wish we could go in earlier and get out earlier


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Little work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Swedesboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Trainer in Swedesboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of locations to work at, very active job culture, great benefits package.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance, not very competitive pay, long hours on your feet, very rigid standards.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in the associate's shoes before reprimanding them based on what the computer tells you to do.


  10. "My Favorite Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No two days at Amazon have been the same for me. Even when working on the same types of tasks, I've seen, learned, and done new and interesting work.

    My management has always been customer focused. It's more than talk, they walk the talk.

    The company is huge but there are always opportunities to do and learn new things.

    My team is very helpful when I am stuck and answers questions without being judgmental.

    An excellent health insurance plan.

    I think I am compensated well. Though, other companies seem to have perks we don't.

    I feel like I am making a difference in the world while, at the same time, making money. It's less of selling stuff and more of helping other people have the tools they need to improve their lives and livelihoods.

    Cons

    I sometimes think I need a PhD to understand the PTO policies.

    The same is true of the health insurance policies.

    The standard-issue laptops leave little room for people that need bifocals to read.

    There is a generous pet policy, new mothers have rooms, and there's a nice parental leave policy, but there's not much for family care beyond that. Bring dogs to work but leave your kids at home.

    The commute (when I have to go into Seattle) is terrible. Some days it feels borderline criminal.

    A leadership value of frugality is used to prevent the subsidation of things like membership at the Pro Club.

    Advice to Management

    The mother rooms and PTO for new moms and dads are great. However, don't forget that parental care doesn't stop when the PTO time has expired.

    The Pro Club (and similar things) are (probably) within my budget but it would be a really nice perk. It would also make my doctor happen. (I have to lose weight as well as get my blood pressure and triglycerides under control.)

    Put pressure on Seattle and the state to fix the traffic problem. Light Rail in 35 years is an embarrassment. Bulldoze some neighborhoods, name roads and train cars after people, and make it better. Yes, people will have their feelings hurt but it is better than wasting time in a car. When was the last time anyone thought that quality time was time spent behind the wheel of a car?

    As other companies start to catch up to what we're doing, it's time to start leveraging more than just customer experiences. Seeing baseball stats brought to us by AWS is more than just a little cool, it is amazing. This doesn't have to mean being boastful or arrogant. It could mean simply clearing up the marketing speak and translating it to the truth for consumers. When Microsoft talks of a Region, how does this really compare to an AWS Region? When Google talks of their IoT engineering, how does this relate to the architecture behind the Echo? There is a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the world. It would be easy to clear the air.